The Petronas Twin Towers incorporates a unique evacuation strategy utilizing the sky bridge connecting the two towers.
Fundamentals of high-rise fire safety

We live in historic times – for the first time in human history, more than…

Figure 1: n-Heptane test fire in a 330mm square steel tray.
Development of tests to assess video flame and video smoke detectors

Video fire detectors are increasingly being used to detect fires in areas where traditional detectors…

Studies found coaching just one person has a positive impact on the wider team.
How can coaching profit both you and your organisation?

Put simply, coaching will assist you in the development of potential within your organisation, helping…

New connected tech such as body cams are set to help improve communication between rescue teams.
LTE to 5G: Future-proofed critical communications for public safety

Public-safety organisations have always relied on high-quality critical communication voice services, built on specialised technologies…

Although the exact cause of the fire at Notre Dame has yet to be determined, it appears to have started in the vicinity of refurbishment works.
Glasgow School of Art, Notre Dame… what next?

Fires occur all too often during refurbishment work – Notre Dame is a case in…

Damaged hose is a frequently donated item and often with couplings that the FD don’t even use.
Donations: An essential guide – Part 1

It’s a sad fact that less-privileged firefighters often reach out to developed nations asking if…

For vehicle stabilisation or building collapse, these adjustable engineered struts create a stable and safe area to work. Lumber would also work but requires more time and skill to build properly.
Disasters in the developed world

Spending much of the last 30 years involved directly or indirectly in the rescue-equipment business…

Protection of fire-suppression systems from cyber-attack needs to be urgently addressed.
Connection risk

In November 2013, computer hackers found their way into the computer systems of a major…

This is what happens when a single socket is overloaded with plugs drawing current from many items of equipment.
The persistent face of electrical fires

Fires of electrical origin stubbornly continue to feature high in UK fire statistics with some…

Is the existing A and B plan still relevant?
Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focused…

Telent’s Barry Zielinksi urges Blue Light services to embrace the digital transformation.
Emergency Services must adopt digital transformation to survive

The UK’s emergency services are the backbone of our society and help to keep us…

Emergency One’s eCabControl Screen links with their e1Fleet telematics systems through Vodafone’s IoT network.
Emergency One and IoT – Ensuring firefighters have the appliances and equipment required to do their job

The term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is commonly banded about and increasingly forms part of…

Easily manoeuvrable, Super Vac’s new battery fan features built-in wheels and ergonomic handle.
Battery-fan technology leading an evolution of UK firefighting tactics

Ventilation fans have been a mainstay in the fire industry for many decades, and during…

Lincolnshire firefighters in their TITAN 1260 kit.
The changing role of the firefighter and their PPE

Hainsworth Technology speaks to a firefighter and senior fire officer about their experiences of selecting…

Fire & Acoustic Seals – Fire Door Foam™ is an ‘All in one Solution’.
Perimeter sealing around fire doors

The fire door is a highly engineered construction product that when assembled and installed correctly…

Incident commanders must monitor, review and if necessary adapt their plan.
Extrication planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge…

Johnson Controls’ smart HQ in Cork, Ireland, houses the latest technologies and ensures the safety of its inhabitants by staying up to code.
Staying on top of ever-changing fire-safety regulations

More than ever before, fire-safety regulations are under intense scrutiny as time passes since the…

Stability using cribbing.
Impeller reveals new courses dealing with heavy road traffic collision incidents

Impeller is about to announce dates for its new heavy-lifting course, but how did the…

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