Latest News

  • Fatal rubbish dump fire

    One thousand emergency and military personnel in Sri Lanka had to dig for five days to recover the bodies of people who died after a fire undermined the wall of a rubbish dump causing it to collapse on a shanty town. Initial estimates suggested more......

  • School fire

    Twelve children, all only aged between three and four years old, suffered injuries in a flash fire from a science experiment at a church school in the Houston area of America. Six needed hospital treatment for burns, five others were treated privately while one other......

  • Quick thinking

    Quick thinking by an English schoolboy saved the lives of 60 of his fellow pupils as they were travelling in a coach along a road near East Grinstead in the county of Sussex. The student thought he could smell smoke inside the vehicle and he......

  • 2 children die in fire

    Two Pakistani children, aged seven and nine , were killed when a fire erupted and gutted their traditional family house in the Al Ghafiya area in Sharjah. The blaze started in the house’s narrow backyard and the children and their parents quickly evacuated the building......

  • Hoverboard recall

    America’s federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering asking the manufacturers of the hoverboard children’s toy to recall some of their products. The move follows the death of a 4-year-old, with two others left critically injured after a house fire in Pennsylvania. The blaze......

  • A remarkable feat

    Intersec Saudi Arabia is set to become an annual showcase for the global fire protection, security and safety industry after its debut in Jeddah attracted double the anticipated visitor numbers. Hoping to win a slice of the Kingdom’s annual US$ 5.5 million safety and security......

  • FIREX Announce keynote speakers

    FIREX International and Autonomous FM add another phenomenal inspirational speaker to the 2017 June Keynote programme. Nigel Owens MBE, acknowledged as the best referee in rugby union, will join Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston OBE on stage to......

  • Passive fire protection installation

    International testing organisation Exova Warringtonfire, together with certification body Exova BM TRADA, will be providing expert guidance and a series of innovative, live demonstrations at FIREX International 2017 in London, 20-22 June. Each day, Q-Mark and Certifire approved contractor London Fire Solutions will demonstrate best......

  • Amphibious, firefighting plane

    The Aviation Industry Corp of China has unveiled the world’s largest amphibious aircraft in the hope of being able to handle forest fires more efficiently. The AG600 which  is 37 metres long and has a wingspan of 38.8 metres can collect 12 tonnes of water......

  • Massive construction site fire

    Damage worth nearly US$40 million was caused by a fire which roared through a massive apartment building in the American state of Maryland. The block, called Fuse 47, was being constructed to create more than 270 housing units and had been due to open to......

  • Fatal fire in Ajman

    An Ethiopian maid died and three others sustained minor to serious injuries after an explosion caused by a leak from a gas cylinder in the kitchen of a villa in Al Jarf area of Ajman.  Reports said the loud boom of the explosion caused panic......

  • Migrant camp fire

    A temporary camp housing around 1500 migrants near Dunkirk in Northern France was completely destroyed by a fire which swept through more than 300 wooden huts. Ten people were injured by the blaze and taken to hospital but emergency accommodation had to be arranged for......

  • Motorbikes destroyed in fire

    Over 200 motorbikes and mopeds were destroyed by a fire which broke in an authorised parking area at Raipur railway station in India. More than 1000 two-wheelers were in the parking lot at the time but while firefighters tackled the flames railway workers moved more......

  • Fuel depot fire

    A Dubai civil defence team took only 20 minutes to control a massive fire which broke out at fuel depot in Al Nahda, Dubai . Soon after the blaze started a series of explosion were heard and traffic in the area was brought to a......

  • IWMA wins H&S Award

    The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has won CV Magazine’s 2017 Health & Safety Award. IWMA has been named “Best Fire Suppression Technology Advocacy – Germany and has received the “Award for Excellence in Sustainable Safety Technology Development”. CV Magazine’s aim has been to “cast......

ShareTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn6