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Electric vehicle at charging station in a car park. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire protection for parking and charging areas for electric vehicles

Reservations about increased fire hazards from electric cars led to bans on parking garages in…

ARFF airport firefighting vehicle from S TEMPERA with FireDos front and roof monitor.
Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered…
Residential blocks can benefit from digital technology to enhance fire protection and create an audit trail. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Is digital transformation a key to unlocking fire safety?

The safety of people and property is a core responsibility of all employers, facilities managers,…

FlameSpec FLS-IR3.
Optical flame detection and field of view 

Many flame detector manufacturers look to develop products with unique specifiable features that customers value.…

Reacton have already started working with Tabra Trading to protect thousands of buses in the UAE for this project, providing the highest standard of protection from fires for passengers and drivers.
Reacton wins one of the world’s largest retrofit bus fire protection projects in history

Reacton Fire Suppression are proud to announce that they have secured an extremely large project…

An evacuation alert system is vital to help the fire and rescue service inform residents of a change in evacuation strategy during an incident. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Are you ready for the new UK Building Regulations?

The new amended Part B of the Building Regulations came into force in the UK…

FST SmartConnect Sprinkler.
Future fire sprinkler heads are digital

Fire sprinklers might be a safety necessity, but they come with their own risks in…

Figure 1: Trutest being used to test a commercial smoke detector.
Determining the optimum replacement periods of optical smoke detectors and alarms 

In the UK there are no strict mandatory replacement periods, within British Standards, for smoke…

Image 1: From back left to front right FICO fire damper control family, FICO. FCBB-2, FCBB-4, FICO PRO and FICO MINI. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
How regularly are your fire dampers tested? 

Did you know legally in Europe, fire dampers should be tested every 6 months? I…

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How to find a good watermist system manufacturer
As with anything you acquire you want to make sure you have a good product.…
FireDos M12 Monitor with stepless variable flow, non-ballast, jet and fog. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting…

Figure 1. Foam Training at Queensland Fire Academy Whyte Island Brisbane. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
PFAS waste disposal in the fire service – Part 1
Cement kiln incineration offers an environmentally sustainable solution. Class B AFFF (aqueous film-forming foams) contain…
The Nowra Naval Air Base Hangar after the fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire protection system security

In todays uncertain times, the issue of security of vital infrastructure like power stations, oil…

Curtain walled buildings with curved elements may require bespoke perimeter fire seal solutions to manage the varying depths between the facade and floor slab. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Why is building movement a vital consideration when specifying perimeter fire seals for curtain wall facades?

It is vital curtain wall facades are designed and constructed to withstand constant movement due…

The fibreglass or plastic components of the turbine nacelle can easily be ignited by a spark or arc flash. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The role of automatic gaseous suppression in protecting green energy from fire

Across the world, there is near-unanimous agreement that action needs to be taken to halt…

Smoke Detectors. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire detection and alarm systems

Building safety is due not only to passive fire products; when it comes to emergency…

Suppression systems are essential in any building. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire safety: where responsibility lies

Have you ever noticed a building’s fire suppression system? Probably not. They are there to…

SmokSmoke control systems play a critical role in the fire protection design. Images supplied by Author / Contributore control systems play a critical role in the fire protection design.
Ensuring compliance in smoke ventilation life safety systems

This feature looks to reiterate the importance of using fully compliant life safety products and…

The FireDos foam proportioner concept. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 1
Fire presents many challenges, not least because of the variables that determine which suppression medium…
Automist installation. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Testing innovative technology to improve fire safety and future-proof homes

This feature discusses a recent project to test how the Plumis Automist fire-suppression system could…

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