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Modern built-environment fire-safety strategy

It is sad to read about the global fire incidents again and again on the news media, like a never-ending story. It saddens even more that many fire incidents occur repeatedly in…

Smoke control systems – essential for life safety

Studies have shown that most fire deaths are not caused by burns at all but instead by smoke inhalation. Smoke can be quite hazardous, and its effects stretch far beyond just being…

It’s not just cladding you know…

After the recent announcement of an extra £3.5 billion in funding for cladding remediation on tall buildings there has been an understandable outcry from those who are affected by what’s been called…

MTech Fire Detection Systems – Innovative fire-safety and smoke-detection solutions that provide the first line of defence in protecting lives and property

Located in pastoral North of Israel, MTech Fire Detection Systems, a worldwide leader of advanced fire-safety solutions, develops and markets intelligent, analog addressable and conventional fire- and-smoke-detection solutions that save lives and…

BAVARIA LithiumX.

Lithium X from Bavaria Firefighting – Effectively extinguish almost all types of metal fires

Without a question, since the first commercial lithium battery was introduced to the market in 1991, there has been wider usage of these batteries in all types of commercial products. The peak…

Device integrated fire protection – Protect what matters most – your team, your assets – and avoid costly business interruptions

Wherever people gather in large numbers, fire protection plays an important role. This applies in particular to highly frequented places like airports, train stations, stadiums, conference centres and shopping malls. As one…

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 reinforces the conclusions reached by Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: fire…

Global Fire Equipment (GFE) solutions chosen for two luxury hotels in Brazil

Fire-detection solutions from Global Fire Equipment (GFE), a leading European-based fire-detection manufacturer, have been installed at two luxury holiday resorts in Brazil that are owned and operated by the Vila Galé hotel…

Life Kitchens – The future is non-combustible kitchens

All our kitchen cabinets are manufactured from rust-resistant treated steel and manufactured with non-toxic fire-resistant foam for insulation and acoustic effect. The door fascias are also manufactured from other non-combustible materials such…

Fire Rover’s sprinkler replacement solution.

Waste and recycling operators can turn back the clock to the days before the wave of Li-ion battery fires

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost daily. These fires can spark from hazards such as pressurized tanks, chemicals, hot-work activities, fertilizers, cigarette butts…

Flexibility in fire-safety system design improves cold-weather performance

International Fire Protection recently took the opportunity to speak with Daniel Wake to explore the impact freezing conditions can have on fire-protection systems and how system design and product selection can help…

TLX Technologies – Liquid Level Sensor for fire-suppression systems

Fire-suppression systems are critical for keeping people and assets safe from fire hazard. Some fire-suppression systems utilise high-pressure sprinkler systems to extinguish a fire, such as in hotels and office buildings. However,…

Reliable fire and smoke detection in recycling facilities

Waste is per se something ‘dirty’; hence, the environmental conditions within recycling facilities are most challenging. In addition, the environment is highly dynamic, the level of dust changes very quickly when, for…

Aquasys high-pressure water-mist systems: Expert report on fire-safety innovation

Even under critical conditions, high-pressure water mist (HPWM) systems offer unique possibilities for active firefighting through their innovative spraying technology and high-quality materials. They are used in special situations where there may…

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy recommends that manufacturers provide alternative solutions and products to ensure the risk of suicide is kept at a minimum within mental-health settings.

Resolving fire-detection challenges in secure mental-health environments

Within a mental-health facility designing or even upgrading system infrastructure is always a challenge due to the nature of the environment. Fire-alarm systems are no exception. Compared to an ordinary installation, extra…

Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce fire fatalities. These were assessed to identify their potential effectiveness during a review of Fire Investigation reports.…

The history of the fire sprinkler system – Part 1

Did you know that the concept of fire sprinkler systems has been around for several centuries? That is hundreds of years! The story of the fire sprinkler system starts as far back…

Fight fire with fire: how connectivity protects contractors and end users

Electricity has been one of the most important technological developments in history. It has vastly improved living standards the world over and powered countless generations of innovation. Indeed, many of the modern…

Global cosmetics giant installs fire system from Advanced at South African HQ

An intelligent fire-detection system from UK manufacturer Advanced has been installed at the South African head office of leading cosmetics manufacturer, Revlon. Situated in South Africa’s Gauteng province, Revlon’s headquarters comprises an…

The interior of a typical prison with a day room.

Tenability criteria in unique situations and atypical buildings

Tenability criteria for smoke control systems in public buildings has become relatively standard in the fire protection industry. Prisons and enclosed amusement rides are unique occupancies which have increasingly been provided with…

GESA – Global Emergency Services Action

As members of the Emergency Services (ES) community, whether practitioners, consultants, or manufacturing companies, we choose to take on challenges others shy from – because we know those challenges are often a…

Greener energy needs protecting from fire

Our dependence on renewables is growing, and as a result, the wind turbines being built are taller and more powerful. Yet with this growth comes the challenge of keeping assets operational. The…

Flat roofs: why regulation interpretation could be increasing fire risk

When a fire takes hold in the roof, there is a significant risk that the building will collapse. Moreover, while fire can often be contained and damage minimised, this is much more…

Measuring the impact of 16 CFR Part 1633 on bed fire fatalities and injuries in the United States

Effective 1 July 2007, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) promulgated a standard for mattress flammability for flaming ignitions, 16 CFR Part 1633 (CPSC 2006). This complemented a previous standard from 1972,…

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