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On the 11 March 2018, a fire broke out at this BREEAM Very Good warehouse. Construction work had only been completed a matter of months beforehand.Despite being more than 40,000m2 in size the building did not have sprinklers.
Are we asking the right questions when it comes to fire risk?

A recent study1 carried out by the Business Sprinkler Alliance confirmed that the uptake of…

The importance of fire extinguishers in hotels

Fire poses a risk in every setting in every industry. However, it’s an even more…

A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – the current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years than in the…

Bespoke requirements for a complex city – Comuna 13 District in Medellin Colombia.
Firetreks – the journey so far

Five months into my journey and I have explored three wonderfully unique countries in South…

Trainees practice working at height in rescue scenario.
Recruitment drive sees hike in female firefighters

This is the next generation of firefighters who will be keeping the communities of Hampshire…

The fire at the un-sprinklered Gardman warehouse resulted in a £20 million loss.
Fire safety in the commercial sector

Fire can ruin a business and change things in an instant. According to a recent…

M1 SCBA System from MSA Safety.
The evolution of SCBA – How innovation is improving safety

The biggest barrier to firefighter safety is undoubtedly smoke. The need to provide crews with…

The tragic incident at Grenfell proved inadequacies in the understanding of the certification process and approvals.
Grenfell: Has anything changed?

Approved Document B is the core fire-safety document underpinning our industry. Its full name is…

FireTreks – knowledge sharing with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

For any industry, data and how we harness, process and share it is key to…

Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan known locally as the ‘Door to hell’ – it’s claimed that the crater was set alight to burn off the poisonous gasses in a ‘few days’ back in 1971.
FireTreks – the journey starts now

FireTreks was created to start a journey. Rainforests, deserts, volcanos, ice fields, salt flats, mountains,…

UK Fire is a quarterly journal specific to the UK Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make UK Fire the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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