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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)…

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…

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