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The tragic loss of life from fire has been in both UK and international headlines over recent weeks. Multi-fatal fires in Philadelphia and New York City followed a tragic fire with multiple…

ALPEX – Innovative materials for particulate-blocking hoods 

ALPEX manufactures a range of laminates textiles made with Nomex Nano Flex barrier produced by DuPont. Tested in real conditions, the performance results are outstanding. Recent statistics from the International Association of…

Partrix Fire GmbH – Next-generation aspirating smoke detectors based on innovative technology help detect more subtle fire threats

Partrix Fire is a fire-protection company specialising in developing aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs). Its core R&D team has more than 20 years of R&D and manufacturing experience in the industry and has…

Power under e³ control – Are you ready for the next level of rescue operations?

With the new LUKAS e3 series you will work more efficiently and safely from now on – thanks to a smart dashboard for better control. For the e³ series we’ve taken all…

In case of a fire: the liquid expands, the bulb breaks, the system is activated. Image courtesy of Aquasys

Watermist: from gap filler to stand-alone technology 

When watermist reappeared on the stage of fire protection in the late 1980s, it filled a gap that halon, after its phasing-out, had left. At that point, the research that had been…

Essential rescue equipment: heading to the Thames

Reach and Rescue has public rescue equipment in over 25 cities in the UK and is finally heading to the capital, thanks to the London Eye – Merlin Entertainments. They will be…

Advanced offer trouble-free fire protection at world’s ninth-largest golf resort

Two fault-tolerant networks of MxPro 5 fire panels from UK manufacturer, Advanced, have been installed as part of a fire system upgrade at the Manor House & the Ashbury Hotels in Devon. …

Operational concerns involving electric and hybrid vehicles at vehicle-related incidents – Part 1

One of the largest concerns today dealing with vehicle-related incidents is the electrification of vehicles. We deal with technology concerns in every single vehicle that we encounter, whether passenger or commercial. SRS…

Fire safety package addresses almost £50 million of farm losses 

Farms and other agricultural environments can help ensure that livestock and assets are protected from fire following the launch of a dedicated package by fire-detection specialists Patol. Every year in the UK…

The Thompson Plastic factory fire was declared a major incident.

Improving outcomes for the UK Fire and Rescue Services using foams

The largest fire seen in the Humberside area for many years was controlled and extinguished with FREEGEN SF-LV, a fluorine-free, solvent-free and low-viscosity firefighting foam concentrate. The Thompson Plastic factory fire in…

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 research has studied the fire behaviour of timber but char fall-off remains one of the critical factors…

Fallen London firefighters commemorated by Red Plaques

Two fallen heroic London Fire Brigade firefighters have recently been commemorated at the scene of the tragic fires on the anniversaries of the two major incidents. The Fire Brigades Union Red Plaque…

Hazmat 2022 – Leading hazmat event returns for 13th year

The ‘premier hazmat event’ is back for 2022, taking place from 18 to 19 May 2022 at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK with a packed programme to educate and inform fire-protection and…

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 hydrocarbon fuels, and some of the busiest airports in the world, the Middle East Region is also…

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 first Toyota Hilux 6×6 aviation, rescue and firefighting vehicle. Based on a purpose-built Prospeed 6×6 chassis with…

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 has been updated and made fit for modern safety, facilities and compliance professionals with the launch of…

Technical innovation drives performance in firefighting PPE

It’s unlikely that there are any serving firefighters who remember responding to incidents in the traditional wool jackets and PVC leggings that were still in use up until the early nineties. That’s…

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 working life, staff from across the organisation overwhelmingly chose Getac’s V110 fully rugged convertible notebook to replace…

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 in Dräger’s new AirBoss Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Telemetry, as it looks to provide its…

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 surprise that nearly seven out of ten (69%) businesses are unaware that building regulations in the UK…

IoT and fire

Industry professionals will be acutely aware of the importance of good information when preventing and tackling fires. To coordinate safe and appropriate responses, we will become increasingly reliant on data-harvesting technologies to…

From runway lights to blue lights

It’s always hard starting a new job, especially when your old one involves travelling to some of the most beautiful places in the world. But when the pandemic grounded the travel industry,…

Kurt Vollmacher – A personal passion

As a small child, I lived in a street where eight firefighters also had their homes. At the age of five, I went with them to the fire station. I got my…

Putting in place fire-protection measures for lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

Incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have hit the headlines in recent years – think spontaneously exploding mobile phones and laptops on planes and electric vehicle fires after an impact or crash.  Adding to…

NFPA 409, 2022 edition allows for alternative fire-protection methods and options.

Alternatives to foam for hangar fire protection

For the past several years a perfect storm has been brewing within the aviation hangar industry. A perfect storm, a term popularized by Sebastian Junger in his book of the same name,…

Fire in educational premises

A recent study from Zurich Municipal revealed 480 primary and secondary schools endured fires in 2019, a staggering 40 incidents every month. As a result, almost 20,000 school children have had their…

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