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  • 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......

  • Driven to protect

    Firefighters have to expect the unexpected every time they go out on a mission and when it comes to protecting and saving lives, there are many challenges faced every day. That’s why Dräger is driven to prepare and protect you for any mission – and......

  • Ten Years of Women’s Growth Network

    The inaugural Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Conference took place in Dubai in March during which Tyco’s diversity programme, the Women’s Growth Network, which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2017, was highlighted at the conference. Tyco’s Women’s Growth Network champions the value, growth......

  • Combating wildfires

    In what turned out to be a very busy 2016 wildfire season in North America, the 14 in-service BAE Systems Regional Aircraft-built BAe 146-200s and Avro RJ85s of Neptune Aviation and Conair/Aero-Flite flew a combined total of well over 5,800 tanker missions, dropping in excess......

  • Stadium gutted by fire

    Chinese Superleague football club Shanghai are going to have play their next home game at an ‘away venue’ after a large area of their 33,000 capacity Hongkou Football Stadium was gutted by a fire. The blaze started in one corner of the stadium which, when......

  • Fire deaths linked to creams

    A senior London fire chief has warned that skin creams used to treat common conditions like eczema and psoriasis could leave people at risk of setting themselves on fire. At least 37 deaths since 2010 have been linked to the creams which contain paraffin, which......

  • Sharjah airport expansion

    The Government of Sharjah has approved the US$400 million (Dh1.46b) budget for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport, according to MEED (Middle East Economic Digest), quoting Adel Abdullah Ali, Air Arabia’s Chief Executive Officer. According to the airline CEO, the expansion project is expected to......

  • A hero’s recognition

    Dubai Civil Defence has honoured an Emirati man who rescued 18 sailors after he noticed smoke coming from their cargo ship and heard sailors shouting for help. General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of the Dubai Civil Defence, honoured Ahmad Mohammad Al Muhairi, who......

  • 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

    Officials from America’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have spent the past twenty years recording details of not only the physical cause of firefighter fatalities but also whether they were as a result of firefighters deciding themselves to take risks to protect lives......

  • 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......

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