UK Fire Magazine Issue 16 February 2022

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…

Hazmat 2022 – Leading hazmat event returns for 13th year

The ‘premier hazmat event’ is back for 2022, taking place from 18 to 19 May…

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…

The TACR 4 carries 1,200 litres of water, 110 litres of foam plus 135kg of Monnex DCP courtesy of Perren Engineering. It features a Hale HPX 275 B35 single stage pump rated at 950lpm and a Task Force Tips ‘Tornado’ remote control bumper turret with a nozzle set to 900lpm. Image courtesy of Gary Parkinson
A world first for Land’s End Airport

Land’s End Airport Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in Cornwall have taken delivery of the…

Tio Fire Safety – Delivering UK first with revolutionary digital logbook

The paper fire logbook, a critical link in the safety of millions of UK buildings…

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…

YAS’s ambulance crews need equipment they can rely on in a wide range of environments and weather conditions.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service delivers emergency care with Getac’s V110 convertible notebook

When Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s (YAS) existing rugged devices recently came to the end of their…

From L to R: Gary Hopper, Project Manager Draeger Safety; Paul Hedley, CFO Northumberland Fire and Rescue; Matthew Bedford, MD Draeger Safety and Liz Millward, Marketing Manager, Emergency and Rescue Services, Draeger Safety UK.
Northumberland FRS invests in Dräger’s new PSS AirBoss SCBA

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NRFS) has become the first UK Fire Service to invest…

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…

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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