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Ventilation fan considerations

When it comes to fire ventilation tactics, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all strategy. Every fire ground is different. Compound that with the ever-changing dynamics of the structures being protected – building size, room geometry, interior contents and construction materials – and…

Let’s talk about early engagement in firestopping again!

Following the success of its virtual roundtable discussion last November at London Build Online, Quelfire will be sponsoring another event this November again – this time in person – at the London Build Expo. While the first discussion looked at…

No compromise for Category 3 Control fire performance cables

As our buildings become ever more complex, the importance of using only approved products which meet the latest regulations for fire safety cannot be emphasised enough. In this special report, Stuart Dover, general manager of AEI Cables, explains the significance…

Emergency lighting compliance ensured at Leeds General Infirmary

Following an extensive overhaul of the hospital’s emergency lighting system, LuxIntelligent panels from fire and life safety systems manufacturer Advanced are ensuring ongoing compliance with the BS 5266-1 code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises. As a large…

Greener future brings new fire safety challenges

The evidence that climate change is real and at times devastating is being played out on our news channels almost every day. The phrase ‘hundred-year event’ is almost becoming common usage with every new extreme flood, wildfire, drought or other…

Responding to hydrofluoric acid exposure

Hydrofluoric acid forms when hydrogen fluoride, a colourless gas, is dissolved in water. Hydrofluoric acid and hydrogen fluoride have a reputation of being among the most feared chemicals that responders can encounter during incidents involving hazardous materials.  In this specialist…

3ET Emergency Evacuation Equipment & Training – Unique features make MedSled first choice for technical rescues

Performing a successful technical rescue requires many elements: patience and skill, teamwork and training, the right equipment and, crucially, the knowledge and confidence to use it.  Failure to deliver on any one of these things could easily turn a rescue…

SP Firestop OSCB from ROCKWOOL – Simplifying rainscreen firestopping

Responding to the market’s need for simplified specification of firestopping solutions in rainscreen systems, ROCKWOOL has streamlined its range of open-state cavity barriers (SP Firestop OSCB) to provide a two-hour performance rating for both 25mm and 44mm open cavities.  Designed…

ERDT – First to launch Emergency Response Driving Qualification to meet pending legislation

Planned changes to the legislation covering the driving of emergency vehicles will need to be reflected in the training that emergency service drivers and instructors receive. The introduction of Section 19 of the Road Safety Act (2006) will replace section…

The Getac next-generation K120 – A powerful and reliable all-purpose solution for firefighting professionals

Firefighters need devices that let them work effectively in a diverse range of day-to-day scenarios. From updating fire safety and critical awareness data, to coordinating crews and controlling drones while on-scene at emergency incidents, the ability to focus on tasks…

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