A typical example of a GRP composite fire door being subject to a fire test in an independent test centre, showing the non-fire side.
The fall and rise of the GRP composite fire door

It’s been a challenging time for the GRP composite fire-door industry. Issues with consistent fire-resistant…

Fire services can visualise resource and demand and analyse the impact of changes.
Optimising emergency response with location intelligence

Geographic information is a vital strategic and operational resource for helping fire and rescue services…

Before you begin searching for your optimum personal flashlight, you must pin down what you require the light for and how much versatility you need.
Let’s get personal

A key factor when choosing a personal flashlight for firefighting is versatility – from brightness…

MSA Bristol central cutting unit.
Creating and maintaining quality PPE

Good firefighter PPE offers excellent protection from heat, flame, flashovers, particulates, water ingress and blood-borne…

Emergency One Group – Returning to the UK’s largest event for emergency services

Emergency One Group Ltd (E1) are looking forward to their return to the UK’s largest…

Fig. 3: Water motor with proportioning pump.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

Firemaster 3 gloves in use with Nottinghamshire FRS.
Hand protection that is up to the task

The modern firefighter needs gloves that are made for the job they are tasked to…

This demonstrator Z-Class Z6 features a 770bhp Scania DC16 Euro 6 V8 diesel engine with an optional rear-steering axle, the Z-Cab AiR crew safety cabin with optional bus-style doors with seating for the driver plus five crew and the optional 20m Z-Attack HRET. It carries 13,500 litres of water, 1,700 litres of foam plus 250kg DCP.
The new Ziegler Z-Class makes its UK debut supporting the G7 summit at Cornwall Airport Newquay

In June 2021 the County of Cornwall hosted the G7 summit of world leaders. Cornwall…

Comparing the two types of fire service TICs: Situational Awareness vs Decision Making.
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 1

Firefighters must be trained to properly evaluate fire incidents based on training and by incorporating thermal…

Burning tyres.
Minimising the risk: rubber and plastic fires

The global shift towards sustainability is seeing businesses continually search for alternative fuel sources, causing…

The smallest model available has a 500ml capacity to deal with smaller fires such as those caused by mobile phones at home or in the office.
The dilemmas faced with lithium battery fires – and how to extinguish them

With more lithium batteries in use than ever before, the risk of fires caused by…

Practical training of staff at a military hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Aspects of fire safety in the NHS

The combined efforts of multi-disciplined management involved in the tiered structure of fire-safety management within…

Major rail incidents – how prepared are you really?

It is true that rail travel globally is officially the second safest mode of transport…

Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from NFPA that lays out five key policy changes that need to be made at the federal, state, and local levels in the US to end wildfire destruction over the next 30 years.
Outthink Wildfire – Part 1
A bold new plan from NFPA calls for ending the destruction of communities in the…
Fig. 1: Tank farm fire at Deer Park, Texas, USA.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

Various interim fire-safety solutions are available to landlords who require a temporary change in building evacuation strategy.
Fire safety in buildings awaiting cladding replacement: waking watch vs fire-alarm system

Effectively supporting a temporary change of evacuation strategy from ‘stay put’ to ‘simultaneous evacuation’ requires…

The fire service should only use foam when it’s completely bio-degradable.
Embedding sustainable development goals in the DNA of Fire and Rescue Services
Fire & Rescue Services (FRS) organisations deliver complex services including fire-risk prevention, mitigation and incident…
Where fire resistance is concerned, metal hinges are an obvious weak point in any timber door. Fitting a high-performance intumescent gasket will overcome this problem – here we see expanded MAP intumescent around a fire-rated hinge.
Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to…

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