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Keyfix non-combustible solutions suitable for projects 18m+. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Managing risk and designing with non-combustible materials

Over the past few years, questions have been raised about the risk of fires in…

Firefighters are preparing to make entry but are scanning the environment to gain more information prior to making entry. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 3

Thus far, we have learned how to properly interpret thermal data during a scan, we…

The pandemic introduced new demands, safety guidelines and ways of working for UK fire services. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
How the pandemic redefined UK expectations for public safety

The Covid-19 pandemic irrevocably changed the way that we think and feel about safety. Recent…

In case of a fire: the liquid expands, the bulb breaks, the system is activated. Image courtesy of Aquasys
Watermist: from gap filler to stand-alone technology 
When watermist reappeared on the stage of fire protection in the late 1980s, it filled…
2020 Model Chevrolet Bolt engine bay.
Operational concerns involving electric and hybrid vehicles at vehicle-related incidents – Part 1

One of the largest concerns today dealing with vehicle-related incidents is the electrification of vehicles.…

The term ‘char fall-off’ refers to charred pieces of the exposed lamella detaching from the timber structure and falling off, such as this CLT sample shows after burning under exposure to external heating of 20kW/m² and structural loading (Left: Front view. Middle: Side view). Exemplary pieces of char fall-off collected from the floor of the setup after testing (Right).
Understanding char loss and fall-off for fire-safe design of timber structures

Engineered timber is in high demand while the awareness of environmental pressures is growing. Worldwide…

Fallen London firefighters commemorated by Red Plaques

Two fallen heroic London Fire Brigade firefighters have recently been commemorated at the scene of…

Foam assisted standard upright sprinklers during fire testing.
Meeting the challenges of transitioning to Fluorine Free Foam agents

With some of the largest oil, gas and petrochemical complexes, multiple power stations powered by…

Moisture barrier technology is critical to firefighter protection.
Technical innovation drives performance in firefighting PPE

It’s unlikely that there are any serving firefighters who remember responding to incidents in the…

When a building burns to the ground, is it a regulatory success?

At a time when businesses need to be more sustainable, it may come as a…

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