Women in Fire Safety

When approached by Duncan J. White, MDM’s Group Editor, to write to the IFP Comment for the December issue I reflected on how I could use my voice to inspire and support others. As soon…

Trident Emergency Products, LLC – Foam pumps, balanced pressure and ATP foam systems

Around the world Trident Emergency Products specializes and supplies our GP-Series high-quality foam pumps and foam system components. We have the ideal combination of industrial firefighting applications for both mobile fire apparatus…

Hampering sprinkler effectiveness

There’s a joke in the sprinkler and storage industries that you don’t design an early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinkler system around a building – you design the building around the ESFR…

Understanding char loss and fall-off for fire-safe design of timber structures

Engineered timber is in high demand while the awareness of environmental pressures is growing. Worldwide research has studied the fire behaviour of timber but char fall-off remains one of the critical factors…

Historic Miramare Castle has been equipped with more than 150 high-performance wireless devices from the Taurus range.

Historic Miramare Castle benefits from world-beating Taurus wireless protection

A fairy-tale castle built for an emperor, which is now one of the most visited museums in Italy, has been equipped with the new powerful Taurus wireless fire network and range of…

Alternatives to foam for hangar fire protection

For the past several years a perfect storm has been brewing within the aviation hangar industry. A perfect storm, a term popularized by Sebastian Junger in his book of the same name,…

Global Fire Equipment (GFE) shines a spotlight on whole-system certification, compatibility and connectability

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently caught up with João Paulo Ajami, Founder and Managing Director of Global Fire Equipment (GFE), to find out more about the company’s efforts to highlight the importance…

Fire Safe Europe – Ten years dedicated to fire safety

Why Fire Safe Europe?  Fires in buildings are now bigger, more unpredictable and more dangerous than ever. Many regulatory requirements around fire safety in buildings are outdated and do not provide an…

Advancing fire protection in historic structures

Historic structures may seem to be an unlikely setting for contemporary advances in fire protection, but some of the most historic buildings in Greater New York City have inspired advances that continue…

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Creating a better international Emergency Services donations pipeline

Donations of emergency services gear, vehicles and rescue equipment are a welcome sight to under-resourced departments around the world struggling to provide emergency care. However, despite the best intentions of the donors,…

An innovative flame detector solution for helidecks and aircraft hangars

Applications that demand heightened immunity to false alarms include the use of helicopters offshore and aircraft hangars, both military and commercial. The Civil Aviation Authority publication CAP 437 ‘Standards for offshore helicopter…

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 without them because failures are an important part of the process,’ said Tristan Mackintosh, founder and chief…

Axis EN installation protects Ho Chi Minh City’s latest upscale apartment complex

An intelligent network of 20 Axis EN fire panels from fire and life safety systems manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at HaDo Centrosa Garden in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City,…

UAE: School bus operators told to install smoke detectors inside vehicles

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently took the opportunity to speak with Johan Larsson, General Manager of Dafo Middle East and Africa, and Fredrik Rosen, Business Manager of Dafo Middle East and Africa…
Figure 1. A major fire at a chemical blending firm in Waxahachie, Texas, in October 2011 resulted in a total loss to the plant. A nearby community college and elementary school had to be evacuated.

New solutions help solve the fire risks posed by IBCs

In early October 2011, as news helicopters patrolled overhead, fire and explosions destroyed a chemical blending plant1 in Waxahachie, Texas. During the disaster, a $1.2 million ladder truck from the nearby town…

Smart proportioner GEN III – remote monitoring system

As practised for decades in fire protection systems, the procedure to check the functionality of foam extinguishing systems includes an annual check of the proportioning rate according to a formula set out…

One rule for one, and one for another

A fire that tore through the Cube high-rise student accommodation in 2019 is a stark reminder that our new 11m sprinkler threshold for high-rise residential buildings does not apply to student accommodation.…

Rubber-based flexible fire water piping increases safety in the global oil and gas industry

Safety is a key priority for all industries, especially for the operators of onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration, process and storage facilities. At these, the risk for fire is high…

Sherwin-Williams chosen for fire protection at iconic Milan landmark

The award-winning FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating system from Sherwin-Williams has been selected to deliver fire protection of a new landmark in Milan’s financial district. UnipolSai Tower, currently under construction in the Porta…

Modes of operation charge/discharge according to cell temperature.

From brakes to lights – how the ABS brake approach needs to be adopted in the emergency lighting sector

Emergency lighting normally accounts for 25–30% of the luminaires in a typical commercial project. It is the last line of defence when the mains fail and it is essential to effectively light…

Performance-based smoke detection reduces cost and enhances safety

For special architectural features such as atria and large open spaces, advanced smoke detection technology minimizes costs and detects smoke at the earliest possible stage from flexibly placed, concealable sampling points. Today,…

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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