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Fig. 1: Tank farm fire at Deer Park, Texas, USA.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

Various interim fire-safety solutions are available to landlords who require a temporary change in building evacuation strategy.
Fire safety in buildings awaiting cladding replacement: waking watch vs fire-alarm system

Effectively supporting a temporary change of evacuation strategy from ‘stay put’ to ‘simultaneous evacuation’ requires…

The fire service should only use foam when it’s completely bio-degradable.
Embedding sustainable development goals in the DNA of Fire and Rescue Services
Fire & Rescue Services (FRS) organisations deliver complex services including fire-risk prevention, mitigation and incident…
Where fire resistance is concerned, metal hinges are an obvious weak point in any timber door. Fitting a high-performance intumescent gasket will overcome this problem – here we see expanded MAP intumescent around a fire-rated hinge.
Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to…

Fire Station within remote area of Scotland’s Highland and Islands.
Reflections of my time as HM Chief Inspector of Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Having handed over the reins at the end of March to a new Chief Inspector,…

MSA Bristol’s XFlex PPE and RescueFlex jacket with Gallet F1 XF helmet.
MSA Bristol: expert protection from head to toe

The new year marked a new era for two of the most respected and well-established…

CPG online assessment screen.
How much do the Fire and Rescue Service Leadership Qualities matter?

It’s been two years since the NFCC Leadership Qualities (LQs) landed on our desks. How…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

The AT is a logistical dream thanks to its intuitive and colour coded equipment storage system.
Innovations from Rosenbauer set the new standards for firefighting vehicles

Rosenbauer’s new firefighting vehicles are more than just the latest additions to their impressive fleet.…

Sprinkler pump house inspections form a key part of ensuring system availability and reliability.
There are standards, then there are standards – the latter need not be complied with! Part 2

The motivation for this article arose from an observation overheard in a meeting when a…

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