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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)…

Always have downstream backup. All too often we rely on a single person with a throwline.
Keeping safe while working in flood events

I recently had a participant on a water-rescue programme who had worked with a rescue…

The headline picture accompanying my article was the principle reason for so many views.
Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing…

Diagram of a mechanically ventilated smoke shaft system in a residential block.
Smoke and mirrors

Smoke shafts are simple, yet effective, ventilation systems that help maintain tenable conditions in common…

Emphasising national operational learning.
Operational guidance fit for a digital world

It’s been a year since the launch of the new National Operational Guidance (NOG) website.…

The FIA offers qualifications and training in fire detection and alarm systems and the relevant standards, where learners can achieve qualifications in fire-alarm installation and maintenance.
What you need to know about BS 7273-4:2015

Reading and understanding standards and codes of practice is the fire-industry professional’s bread and butter,…