Special Reports

Protection of a hood, range griddle and fryers with a UL-300 listed Buckeye Kitchen Mister system. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The importance of having a UL-300 listed kitchen fire-suppression system

ith an ever-increasing demand for kitchen fire-suppression systems and at the same time lack of…

Federation calls for a national fire strategy

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has published a white paper calling for a wider discussion…

All watermist systems are based on real-scale fire tests.
Watermist applied

It all started with marine and offshore applications. However, for many years watermist systems have…

One of the most effective ways to avoid this happening in the future and improve fire-safety standards across the world is by embedding them into our planning systems, and at an early stage. Image courtesy of Mick Lobb / Fire damaged properties in Heol Don – Whitchurch / CC BY-SA 2.0
The significance of urban planning in fighting future fires

Fires can cause up to 180,000 deaths globally each year. This, according to The World…

Some countries will already be ahead of others in how structures are built and managed to protect against fire. Image courtesy of clachcl0 (pixabay.com)
What’s needed to make our structures more fire resilient? 

By 2050, the world’s population is set to grow to almost 10 billion and 68%…

Pool fire test. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Watermist at its turning point

Things have progressed well for watermist: there is a growing market for eco-friendly, sustainable products…

ProfilerF Wastewater System by Metrohm USA. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Total PFAS analysis via total organic fluorine

The analysis of total organic fluorine (TOF) via combustion ion chromatography (CIC) has emerged as…

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,…

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