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  • Recorded fire accidents falling

    The UAE Ministry of Interior recorded a 31% drop in fire accidents in buildings and establishments in 2016, compared to the previous year. Fire accidents dropped from 3,388  to 2,352 in 2016 while fatalities caused by blazes also fell from 23 to 16. Issuing the......

  • Lessons remain unlearned

    No building is worth a firefighter’s life and over the past two decades many thousands of hours and millions of dollars have been spent investigating the deaths in action of more than 200 firefighters in the USA. FME takes up the story. Officials from America’s......

  • Advanced protection for Kosovan bank

    One of the leading banks in Europe’s newest nation has selected industry-leading Advanced fire systems to protect its new headquarters. The purpose-built HQ of NLB Bank in Pristina, Kosovo is a landmark building in the heart of the Kosovar capital, and a symbol of the......

  • The best in technical rescue protection

    Technical rescue operations usually take place once the immediate danger of flame is removed, with firefighters often entering enclosed and confined spaces that are very hot and full of toxic smoke.  Bristol’s RescueFlex range has been developed specifically for these types of emergencies and provides......

  • Deadly hotel blaze

    Ten people were killed by a deadly blaze which ripped through a hotel at Nanching in Eastern China’s Jiangxi Province The blaze lasted two hours at the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel. Many guests were evacuated along with a further 260 residents of a 24-story building......

  • Tragedy in Guatemala

    At least 22 girls were killed by a fire at a government-run home for abused teens in the Guatemala City suburb of San Jose Pinula. The blaze was started by the residents themselves setting fire to mattresses during an overnight riot which broke out as......

  • Fatal chemical fire

    One person was killed and two others were severely injured when a wall collapsed during a fire at a chemical processing factory in the Indian City of Ahmedabad. A fire official said the blaze has been started by a small explosion in a chemical mixing......

  • Kitchen fire causes havoc for workers

    A fire which destroyed a temporary accommodation collection of caravans in Khor Kalba, Sharjah, was reported to have made 100 workers homeless. None of the residents were injured because most of them working at the time for the Sharjah Institute of Heritage. However, all of......

  • Famous gorilla catches fire

    A crowd that had gathered in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to watch the premiere of the new King Kong movie fled in panic after a large model of the famous gorilla caught fire. The 16 foot tall ape was set ablaze by flames which......

  • Air crash in Sudan

    Referred to as a miraculous outcome, all 49 passengers and crew survived after a plane crash landed and split into pieces at an airport in South Sudan on Monday. Passengers were pulled from the burning wreckage after the plane belonging to South Supreme Airlines crashed......

  • Emergency lighting with back-up power

    In common with other products in Hochiki Europe’s FIREscape LED emergency lighting range, FIREscape lite is an energy-efficient, standalone product designed to offer flexibility during refurbishments and compliance with the latest fire standards, despite not requiring a control panel. “Small developments tend to have relatively straightforward......

  • Fireray detectors installed in LA Courthouse

    To ensure optimum fire detection in its large atrium, the impressive new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse has installed four Fireray beam smoke detectors from FFE. The new 10 storey, 633,000-square-foot courthouse, which is situated in downtown Los Angeles, contains 24 courtrooms and 32 judges’ chambers......

  • Nuclear plant explosion

    Several people were slightly injured after inhaling fumes following an explosion at the Flamanville nuclear power plant on the north west coast of France, but there is believed to be no nuclear risk. France Ouest newspaper reported that the blast had occurred in the engine......

  • Welsh firm to protect Chernobyl

    Pontypool-based manufacturer Flamgard Calidair will provide fire and shut off dampers to the Chernobyl site, the world’s largest movable structure designed to facilitate monitoring and demolition of the previous containment building following the 1986 disaster, while securing remaining radioactive material. The €1.5bn multinational engineering project,......

  • An innovative move

    The UK is highly experienced in creating a safe environment and planning for, and responding to, major emergencies as and when they happen. It now stands ready to meet the needs and aspirations and become the partner of choice for businesses and organisations in Dubai.......

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