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The image below left is from a 160x120 sensor with horizontal FOV of 47°; the image on the right is from a 384x288 sensor with a FOV of 57°. The difference in both the sensor resolution and the FOV is evident.
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 1

For wildfire, the use of a thermal imaging camera (TIC) can have significant benefits. However,…

Figure 6: This figure shows the test setup and apparatus for sensitivity evaluation. The devices positioned from left to right are SMPS TSI 3910, the test device in black and the test device in grey, providing the measurement for particle-counting method, particle-charging method and optical-laser method, respectively. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 2

In Part 2 of the article, the smoke detection performance of the particle-charging method is…

Getac device being used to provide emergency support. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Why effective digital transformation is critical for emergency healthcare services in the post-pandemic world

The pandemic has reinforced the indispensable role that healthcare organisations like the National Health Service…

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Don’t just specify, verify third-party certification

The BAFE Fire Safety Register campaign discusses the importance of evidencing competency for fire safety…

Figure 1. Human Bio-monitoring (HBM) levels response classification. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA…
From the end of 2022, it is mandatory for new residential developments over 18m to incorporate an evacuation alert system. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Pointing the way forward for fire safety 

The updated Approved Document B of the Building Regulations is a move in the right…

Aviva’s Hoxton Square offices. Technishield 65 EI30 single door with side screen and Technishield 65 EI30 screen Shoreditch edition Intermediate. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Specifying today’s office spaces with tomorrow’s fire-safety regulations in mind

There’s no doubt the Building Safety Act and Fire Safety Act are driving major improvements…

EE rapid response vehicles. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ESN provides ultra-reliable connectivity and support for innovative applications

The Emergency Services Network (ESN) is built to robust mission-critical standards to guarantee high levels…

A fire and rescue service incident commander communicates his brief to first responders during an exercise. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Developing non-technical skills in emergency response
Training for emergency responders (ERs), specifically technical training, is centred around ensuring responders in the…
A canon suppression system following activation.
Insuring against rising fire risk

In recent years, insurers have seen fire risks and resulting insurance claims for commercial premises…

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