The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Ensuring fire-system effectiveness in historic sites

The threat and consequences of fire in any building are serious, but historic structures pose…

RamFan EX50Li Battery Fan fitted with Rehab Misting System.
PPV fans – New technologies for improved health and safety

The benefits of PPV, both for active and passive purposes have been well known to…

A case study at a furniture retail warehouse in Slovakia showed that the Kingspan insurer-certified PIR-insulated panel cores did not propagate fire to areas remote from the flame impingement and allowed no spread of fire into the store.
From test to reality

Modern cladding approaches bring together a seemingly ever-increasing diversity of materials and components including fixings,…

With a lookalike Greyfriars Bobby, pictured at the former Museum of Fire at Lauriston during the commemoration of the dog's death.
Veteran firefighter reflects on incredible 50-year career

When Dave Farries began his career as a firefighter, the Vietnam War was still raging,…

Extended-coverage sprinkler with elongated water deflector specially designed for corridors.
Cheaper systems using extended-coverage sprinklers

Extended-coverage sprinkler technology dates back to the 1970s, and one of the most common applications…

Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines after blade failure.
The importance of fire suppression in wind turbines

Wind power is an exciting emerging sector that needs those of us involved in fire…

The difference exposure can make to the probability of detection. Image courtesy of SkyBound Rescuer.
Selecting a drone for emergency response: visual payload selection

Through the data they can collect or the payloads they can deliver, drones are saving…

The devastating effects of building fires demonstrating the need for effective, reliable fire-performance cables.
Cables that save lives

The recent Grenfell fire tragedy has brought to our attention that in a real-life fire…

Training for technical search operations.
Training for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the UK

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over…

Following the standards on fire extinguishers is important to ensure compliance and safety.
Servicing fire extinguishers

Everyone remembers that old advert from the ’90s with the slogan, ‘it does what it…

Toba in rough weather, December 2000.
Fire protection of containers at sea

As new ships out of the dockyard boast ever greater capacities, container ship fleet sizes…

Building continues apace.
Closing the gaps on fire protection

The fire-protection industry is changing and recognises the need for new legislation and guidance to…

Emissivity: a demonstration of its importance by the Max Fire Box.
Common misconceptions of thermal-imaging use

The fire service has been using thermal-imaging cameras (TICs) successfully since the 1990s, and many…

Enhancing risk information using augmented reality provides location intelligence at a glance.
Sharing location intelligence to save more lives

For Fire and Rescue Services, one of the key building blocks for efficient response times…

An example of the BS 8414 Test being conducted.
A strong foundation or building on sand?

You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation – a strong foundation is…

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Multi-sensor capabilities for false alarm resistance

It has been widely reported that multi-sensors can help to reduce false fire alarms, when…

CE marked cast in fire collar installed in concrete frame.
The benefits of using CE-marked penetration-sealing systems

Keith Wells, Quelfire Managing Director, looks at why CE marking of fire collars can help…

Without conducting a proper risk assessment the probability of a bus fire increases.
Fire protection of electric and hybrid vehicles

More and more vehicles on our roads are electric or hybrid vehicles (EV and HEV)…

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