Figure 1: Positive corona charger associated with the mixing chamber.
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 1

From the earliest laser to particle-counting methods, air-sampling aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) for very early…

Post electric vehicle fire: The EV being winched into a container for post extinguishment cooling and isolation. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Operational concerns involving electric and hybrid vehicles at vehicle-related incidents – Part 2

The true concern with these vehicles is not extrication but fire. We already have vehicles…

Bex Rowe; Emily Butler; Becky Hinchley; Nikki Upton and George Gilbert make preparations to leave for the mountains on their 10-day training in northern Sweden. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Antarctic Fire Angels: let’s get training!

Even though we’ve been preparing for the Antarctic the last few years, unfortunately we’ve had…

Ensuring that detectors are installed across your facility is an easy step to take to prevent warehouse fires. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Warehouse fires – a new era in risk mitigation

As demand for warehouse space continues to soar, thanks to increased e-commerce demand, Paul Waldeck,…

Group of firefighters testing equipment. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Manufacturing for diversity

A lack of diversity within the fire services has been a topic of growing importance…

Safe and controlled removal of the casualty utilising Paratech Bipod system and saviour stretcher. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Trench rescue: low-frequency but high-hazard incidents

Trench rescue incidents thankfully do not occur on a regular basis, but when they do…

Last year Chubb completed the installation of a hybrid fire solution at Glenapp Castle, a luxury five-star hotel in Ayrshire Scotland. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Favourable fire prevention for historic buildings

This feature explores the complexities of specifying fire-safety solutions for heritage buildings that offer the…

An ICE vehicle converted to electric caused this battery fire while charging on a passenger ferry on its way to Copenhagen. Image courtesy of MsCandy
Electric vehicle fires on ships

The Felicity Ace and her cargo of thousands of burnt vehicles – some of them…

New electric detection technology can centrally monitor and protect multiple hazard zones. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens 

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as…

Figure 3. Images courtesy of Vigili Del Fuoco.
Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction…

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