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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…

Reacton have the world’s highest-performing fire-suppression system for buses and coaches. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Bus fire-system requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature…

FM5130 foam sprinkler fire test. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fluorine-free foam systems – a solution is needed now!

There is no doubt that the trend towards the use of synthetic fluorine-free foams (SFFF)…

Partial collapse of a carpark at Stavanger Airport in Sola, Norway, following a multi-vehicle fire in 2020. Official report found EVs did not contribute to fire development ‘beyond what is expected from conventional vehicles’. Image courtesy of RI.SE
Electric vehicle fires on ships

The Felicity Ace and her cargo of thousands of burnt vehicles – some of them…

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Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA…
Figure 6: Test setup and apparatus for sensitivity evaluation. The devices positioned from left to right are SMPS TSI 3910, the test device in black and the last test device in grey providing the measurement for PCM, PIM and OLM, respectively. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 2

In Part 2 of this article, the smoke detection performance of the particle-charging method is…

New electric detection technology can centrally monitor and protect multiple hazard zones. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as…

Figure 1. Fire Detector Response Time and Fire Progression vs Damage Severity Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging and the Industrial Internet of Things are improving early fire detection

Industrial facilities are finding ways to prevent fire damage by identifying hot spots with thermal…

Fire completely destroying distribution warehouse in Daventry, 2018.
Unsprinklered buildings: do we clearly understand the impact of fire?

Fire regulations are designed with life safety in mind and not property protection. People need…

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