IWMA president Ragnar Wighus as he declared the Vienna conference in 2016 open.
Water mist – the firefighting system and the organisation behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA past president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: ‘Water-mist…

Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan, Senior Occupational Health Officer & Psychological Therapist Kelly Patterson and Group Manager Mark Thomas at the House of Commons during the launch of ‘A Happy, Healthy Workplace’.
Fire service champions mental health

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is leading the charge in raising awareness and championing…

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The future of fire-alarm systems maintenance, delivered via the cloud

Regular maintenance of fire-alarm systems and timely response to malfunctions are part of every installer’s…

LNG being loaded into ship’s fuel tank.
LNG in your port

With Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) being used in ever-increasing quantities across the world and the…

Pyroplex 60-minute glazing system with integral fins and aperture liner.
Fire door glazing – how to embrace the challenge

Glass is an increasingly popular construction material. It maximises the use of natural light and…

Laura has swapped her mops and marigolds for a role as a professional firefighter in Glasgow.
Former fire-station janitor is now saving lives on the front line

When Laura Robinson left her jet-setting army life behind, she could never have imagined that…

The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Ensuring fire-system effectiveness in historic sites

The threat and consequences of fire in any building are serious, but historic structures pose…

RamFan EX50Li Battery Fan fitted with Rehab Misting System.
PPV fans – New technologies for improved health and safety

The benefits of PPV, both for active and passive purposes have been well known to…

A case study at a furniture retail warehouse in Slovakia showed that the Kingspan insurer-certified PIR-insulated panel cores did not propagate fire to areas remote from the flame impingement and allowed no spread of fire into the store.
From test to reality

Modern cladding approaches bring together a seemingly ever-increasing diversity of materials and components including fixings,…

With a lookalike Greyfriars Bobby, pictured at the former Museum of Fire at Lauriston during the commemoration of the dog's death.
Veteran firefighter reflects on incredible 50-year career

When Dave Farries began his career as a firefighter, the Vietnam War was still raging,…

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