Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning

‘The striking aspect of the Nation’s fire problem is the indifference with which Americans confront the subject. Destructive fire takes a huge toll in lives, injuries, and property losses, yet there is no need to accept those losses with resignation.…

NIOSH releases fact sheet on odorant fade

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a fact sheet on odorant fade in natural gas and propane. Odorant is a liquid added to natural gas and propane that releases a smell in case of a leak.…

NFPA continues its efforts to help communities plan, respond and recover from active shooter and hostile events

In May, Bloomberg News reported that the number of mass shootings in the United States was down 24% from the year before as workspaces, businesses, places of worship, entertainment venues and cultural spots were closed. The news outlet indicated that…

Under construction, at risk: NFPA 241 is critical to protecting vulnerable construction sites

On 29 April 2020, 38 people died when a fire tore through a four-storey warehouse under construction in South Korea. The blaze occurred in Icheon, about 50 miles south-east of the capital city of Seoul, and was the third devastating…

Universal fire-safety problems need a globalised response

There’s nothing like watching a room flash over to make you realise how quickly a fire can turn deadly. As a young engineer at the Danish Institute of Fire Technology, I had many opportunities to witness this first-hand; I often…

Learning from assembly occupancy tragedies

On 4 December 2009, partygoers packed the Lame Horse, a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, to celebrate the club’s eighth anniversary. Then, in an instant, fire broke out and chaos ensured. Details of the incident were captured in…

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.

© UK Fire & MDM Publishing Ltd.
Latest Issue

Follow UK Fire on Twitter