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  • What has happened to our firefighting foam agent?

    Andy Hall, founder of Hall Fire & Safety Consultants has been asking himself this question for several years. With over 25 years in fire and safety globally, and a primary interest in foam and foam systems Andy has now chosen to share his thoughts with......

  • Protecting our past & our future

    Guaranteeing the safety of our educational facilities has always been a challenge. Today the size of our universities, the diverse nature of the buildings involved and the sheer number of people present only serve to increase the complexity of this challenge. Protection is vital, however,......

  • BMW recall

    The German manufacturer BMW has started a recall of more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs in North America  two due to the risk of fires starting under their hoods. The danger has been identified in 16 different 6-cylinder models of the vehicles BMW produced......

  • Sprinklers should be installed in schools

    London’s Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton has called upon the UK government to make fire sprinkler fitting mandatory in all new and refurbished school buildings in England in line with the regulations currently in force in Scotland and Wales. Fire safety in public buildings in......

  • Wildfire chaos around the globe

    Wildfires that have swept through the California counties of Sonoma and Napa have claimed more than 40 deaths and destroyed many acres of the area’s famous wine producing vineyards. The blazes have also destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses, making them the deadliest and most destructive......

  • Fighting increasing number of wildfires

    BAE Systems-built and supported BAe 146/Avro RJ Airtankers continue to play a pivotal role in combating the ever increasing numbers and costs of wildfires across North America. By September this year wildfires in the USA had cost the United States Forest Service (USFS) $2.35 billion,......

  • First Recipient of Innovation Award

    David Boxall, the ‘Boxall’ in ‘Baldwin Boxall’ has become the first recipient of the Warren-Barnett Technical Innovation Award. David having spent a lifetime dedicated to the technology of the PA industry, was nominated by Peter Mapp to be the ideal first recipient of this new......

  • One of only 18

    CNPP has become one of only 18 training providers worldwide and the first training organisation in France recognised for the preparation of IECEx certification assessment. Active in explosion safety since its inception in 1956, CNPP supports its customers through experimentation, regulation, operational advice, assessment and......

  • Deserving winners of achievement award

    In a break from tradition and after a most tumultuous year, a group of women from the UK’s Police, Fire and Ambulance Services have been jointly awarded Woman of Achievement Award 2017, in gratitude and recognition of their leadership and dedication in the face of......

  • Busy providing electrical safety tests

    A year after UL opened its Middle East Electrical laboratory in Abu Dhabi, this first industrial lab in the region is keeping busy providing safety tests to help deliver a sustainable future. The purpose-built lab tests electrical items found in most buildings to prevent against......

  • Discarded cigarette was the culprit

    Dubai Police have said a discarded cigarette was the cause of a fire which engulfed 38 flats at the Torch Tower in Dubai Marina in the first week of August. Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said the cigarette butt landed......

  • Strengthening reporting and response times

    A new joint electronic platform has been set up in Wasit police station to strengthen the cooperation and emergency response times of Sharjah Police and the Sharjah Civil defence. The platform will receive reports of crime incidents and fire accidents and will also manage the......

  • Considerable step change required

    The UK Government has published terms of reference for a review that will urgently assess the effectiveness of current building and fire regulations and related compliance and enforcement issues, with a focus on multi-occupancy high-rise residential buildings. This will include addressing whether the Government’s large-scale......

  • The worst in LA’s history

    As wildfires continue to rage over several southern states in America a blaze that torched homes in Los Angeles has been labelled ‘the worst’ in city’s history. The fire started in the La Tuna canyon on the edge of America’s second largest city and spread......

  • Data centre fire protection

    Causes of data centre fires are diverse, although by far the most common are overheating and electrical faults, and specialised fire systems combining both detection and alarm and suppression control are needed to protect this vital infrastructure. Smoke spread in the building must be managed,......

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