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Fire safety program peer review: recommendations for practice

Peer reviews are typical in accounting firms, health care, and information technology services but this…

Firefighters can gain access into the property by cutting through the clear polycarbonate material like SecureView with a power saw.
A solution for reducing vacant building fires

The urban landscapes of most major U.S. cities and many rural areas remain scarred by…

Testifire allows testing of multi-sensors with one tool.
Changes to standards and the effect on detector testing

When fire detection technology evolves to take advantage of new and emerging technologies, the standards…

Evac+Chair offers advice that extends beyond the provision of stairway descent equipment to include initial site surveys, staff consultation and Evac+Chair equipment training.
How to ensure everyone is evacuated safely during a security threat

As the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe, Gerard Wallace…

Fire safety in marine applications poses unique challenges such as escape from a protected area and proximity of flammable materials.
When the stakes are high… fire protection for mission critical industries

Power utilities, data centres, critical control rooms, manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs… in our…

Building owners and managers need to identify if their buildings are code compliant.
No compromise in steel structures

The challenge of ensuring fire safety for those people using modern steel structures is becoming…

Smoke curtain above escalator with side guides.
Design considerations when using smoke and fire curtains

If a fire breaks out, smoke spread is by far the biggest challenge. Thick black…

The full range of Pyroplex firestopping products.
An industry problem we can fix – misuse of firestopping products

Effective use of firestopping products is proven to play a critical role in containing fire…

The Istanbul Aydin University recently decided to replace their existing fire protection system with a Cerberus Pro system from Siemens.
Protecting our universities from fire protects our past and our future

Guaranteeing the safety of our educational facilities has always been a challenge. Today the size…

Water mist from the nozzle head uses 90% less water than sprinklers and causes less damage.
Plumis – Negotiating a complex labyrinth of research

Plumis, the James Dyson Award-winning inventors of the Automist active fire protection concept and manufacturers…

Visible trichomes on cannabis flower under red and blue LED lights.
Growing pains: Code enforcement challenges with cannabis cultivation

As fire professionals, it is important to understand the hazards associated with new and rapidly…

Inert gas systems, like Fike’s ProInert system, provide the greatest degree of design flexibility.
Choosing the right clean agent for your fire hazard

Sprinkler systems are the most widely used form of fire suppression in the world. Their…

What fuel loads exist in these boxes? It is impossible to determine by looking at the packaging how much Group A plastic may be included in expanded or unexpanded form. The owner, shipper or warehouse operator should keep informed of any changes that may affect combustibility.
The influence of plastics in high piled storage – Part 3

Many modern products are constructed from a variety of constituents ranging from natural to synthetic…

Remote monitoring for peace of mind
The ultimate challenge – using the latest fire systems to protect remote sites

Intermittent power, a 12-hour round trip to site – if the ferry’s working that is…

Graph indicating the dramatic rise in building heights over the last 45 years.
Grenfell: the perfect formula for tragedy

Within 51 days, the world witnessed three unfortunate events in cities separated by thousands of…

Sprinklers must be able to deliver water to a fire as soon as possible.
The need for intelligent, integrated, and compliant sprinkler systems

In the months since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, there has been a renewed focus…

NFPA Conference & Expo 2017.
Is the fire protection industry coming of age?

For many years, the fire protection industry has cautiously inched forward with product changes, upgrades…

Side view showing EM ready2apply fitted in the ceiling.
Changes in emergency lighting technology will lead to safer buildings

Chris Slattery, Global Product Manager for Emergency Lighting at Tridonic reviews the current state of…

Compact 500 testing quality control.
Demystifying voice alarm and voice evacuation systems

Voice alarm/voice evacuation (VA/VE) has become well established over the last 25 years. Old fashioned…

CCTV cameras monitor the premise recording live footage to detect unusual activity.
Video and CCTV – integrating systems for better fire protection

Fire protection systems have traditionally been isolated from other building management and security systems. The…

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