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Fire sprinkler systems are proven to be the most effective means of fire protection. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Sprinklers: why is the threshold for UK warehouses so high compared to the rest of Europe?

With the height threshold for sprinklers in new-build residential buildings lowered to 11m across the…

Data Centre. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
AQUASYS high-pressure watermist systems: an expert report about innovative fire protection in data centres

State-of-the-art firefighting using high-pressure watermist (HPWM) technology is becoming more and more common for the…

Join GESA in improving the equipment procurement pipeline! Contact us at support@gesaction.org. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Starting the year strong with GESA’s Equipment Exchange

We all know that Emergency Services departments and communities across the Global South struggle to…

Past presidents left to right, Glenn Talbot, Neil Bibby, Bill Lea, Barry Lee, and Peter Johnson. Image courtesy of FPA Australia
A tale of five presidents: what the past can tell us about the future of fire protection

As we forge ahead in the face of ongoing government reform initiatives, Fire Protection Association…

Join GESA in improving the equipment procurement pipeline! Contact us at support@gesaction.org.
Creating a better international Emergency Services donations pipeline

Donations of emergency services gear, vehicles and rescue equipment are a welcome sight to under-resourced…

165-gallon JP-4 aviation fuel fire test on a Safespill test floor.
How Safespill’s true respect for fire led to a holistic approach to environmentally safe fire protection

‘Most companies don’t like to talk about their failures, but you can’t develop new technology…

The Cocoanut Grove Fire broke out in 1942 in Boston, not far from NFPA headquarters. It remains the deadliest nightclub fire in US history. The tragic incident underscored building and life safety challenges and fire protection voids, and led to improvements in burn survivor care.
Confusion and catastrophes led to a time-tested consensus process

The NFPA looks back on 125 years while working to serve global stakeholders today and…

Magnus Arvidson (RISE).
Water mist’s past and future (approaching top gear)

In the late 1970s, the two Swedish scientists Mats Rosander and Krister Giselsson published a…

For fire systems in heritage buildings, wireless devices are now the first choice for most installers.
Wireless can help the fire sector rise to new challenges

With Covid continuing to dominate the news agenda and affecting the way we work, it’s…

Larger fires in schools cost on average £2.8 million to repair and in some cases over £20 million.
Fire in educational premises

A recent study from Zurich Municipal revealed 480 primary and secondary schools endured fires in…

We need to build the tools to help practitioners track success, but we can’t do it alone.
How should we measure success in the Emergency Services sector?

Circumstances vary from country to country, but every member of GESA’s Global South Advisory Council…

A view of burnt out vehicles and spalled concrete on the multi-story Liverpool Park Garage near the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK which was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve 2017.
Revisiting parking garage safety

It had been confidently hypothesized for years that modern vehicles burn differently, due to the…

Example A of atrium protection to EN14972 part 10. Image courtesy of VID Fire-Kill.
European standard for watermist systems finally published

The long-awaited European watermist standard EN 14972-1 was published on 23 December 2020. Fire consultants,…

Within the built environment, an expert witness serves as an objective party in a lawsuit, explaining complicated scientific issues and/or evaluating potential problems, defects, deficiencies, or errors.
The role of an expert witness

The consequences of fire can impact on a project or within the wider built environment…

Is this what success should look like?
The non-fire triangle: how a return to principles can improve fire safety

The reporting of the proceedings of the Grenfell Inquiry, led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, only…

Jaime Moncada-Perez enjoyed a full and active career and was a familiar face within the industry.
In Memoriam: Jaime Moncada-Perez Advancing Fire Protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on August 31, 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia from complications following a…

Unifire FlameRanger Autonomous Monitor System automatically detecting and targeting fire with no human involvement.
LASH FIRE Tests Autonomous Monitor System for Ro-Ro Weather Deck Protection
The European-Union funded project, Legislative Assessment for Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro…
New fire test protocols are added regularly to Approval Standard 5560 to accommodate new applications. Here, a data center server room mock-up is used to test the effectiveness of water mist for use in protecting areas above raised floors. A second test protocol is available to test water mist systems for applications below raised floors.
25th Anniversary of Water Mist Standard FM 5560 – Groundbreaking Standard to be Expanded

Introduced in 1995, FM 5560, Water Mist Systems, was the first comprehensive standard for water…

Evolution of Reliable sprinklers: 1921 Issue ‘A’, 1928 Issue ‘B’, 1948 Model ‘C’, 1982 Model G, 2020 Series KFR.
Reliable: A company history

The year was 1920. The short-lived League of Nations was formed in the hope of…

Give consumers information and you give them the power to drive improvement.
All-consuming fire safety

As part 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Enquiry gets underway, many members of the…

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