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Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines after blade failure.
The importance of fire suppression in wind turbines

Wind power is an exciting emerging sector that needs those of us involved in fire…

The difference exposure can make to the probability of detection. Image courtesy of SkyBound Rescuer.
Selecting a drone for emergency response: visual payload selection

Through the data they can collect or the payloads they can deliver, drones are saving…

The devastating effects of building fires demonstrating the need for effective, reliable fire-performance cables.
Cables that save lives

The recent Grenfell fire tragedy has brought to our attention that in a real-life fire…

Training for technical search operations.
Training for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the UK

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over…

Following the standards on fire extinguishers is important to ensure compliance and safety.
Servicing fire extinguishers

Everyone remembers that old advert from the ’90s with the slogan, ‘it does what it…

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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