UK Fire magazine Archive

Hempel launches new passive fire protection coating to safeguard civil steel structures

World-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel’s new generation fire-protection coating – Hempafire Optima 500 – is specifically…

Do we have to look back in order to look forward?

When we are driving, the need to look back before we make a move on…

What role do you play in the NFPA fire safety ecosystem?

Global perspective and purview The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been working with global…

Raising the bar for building safety standards

In the aftermath of the Grenfell fire in 2017, the government asked Dame Judith Hackitt…

Left: Makita’s powerful reciprocating saw in action Right: Paratech’s Multiforce lifting bags in use by UK Fire & Rescue Services.
Vimpex – Extrication tools’ leading role in rescue

Extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge and…

Specific external wall constructions featuring Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board and Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board have been shown to meet the criteria within BR 135 when tested to BS8414.
Kingspan Kooltherm – Understanding the latest guidance for external wall constructions

Over the past year, there have been significant changes to the Building Regulations and Approved…

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…

Brand new Fire Lab in the EIC (Engineering Innovation Centre) where students can carry out a variety of fire tests.
Fire Engineering – an opportunity for everyone

I left school after completing my A-levels and started work with the John Lewis Partnership…

Asian Fire Service Association
Asian Fire Service Association – Bringing diversity and inclusion into the mix within fire and rescue services

The Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) is an independent staff network and represents 40 fire…

Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Collaboration in action

Two years since the launch of the PPE Collaborative Procurement Framework, the roll-out of new…

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