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Updates on UAE Fire Safety and Life Protection Codes Completed and to be Announced at Intersec 2017 – Dubai Civil Defence

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE:  Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes have been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said yesterday (17 January).

Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Ventilation Matters When Tunnel Fires Strike

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, investigates the impact that the right or wrong level of ventilation can have on the direction of travel of smoke in a tunnel fire.

When it comes to tunnels it is imperative that the right measures are in place to keep drivers as safe and secure as possible and, crucially, to protect the integrity of the infrastructure itself should a fire happen. Thankfully a great deal of theoretical and practical work is being done where tunnels are concerned, touching on areas from ventilation to fire dynamics.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Rising Investments, Ease of Sanctions and Growing Construction Market to Drive Iran Fire Safety Market

Posted by Richard McKeon on Oct 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Iran is one of the most untapped markets in entire Middle-East region. The country is second largest economy in Middle-East and North Africa region after Saudi Arabia and is home to second largest population. Over the years, Iranian economy has been adversely affected due to UN sanctions.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Rising Infrastructure & Investments, Government Regulations and Upcoming Mega Events to Drive GCC Fire Safety Market

Posted by Richard McKeon on Oct 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fire Safety equipment are the core building blocks in modern building infrastructure. Growing number of high rise buildings, increasing number of fire incidences, stringent government regulations, rise in public & private building infrastructures have spurred the market for fire safety equipment across GCC countries.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Fire Door Safety

Posted by Richard McKeon on Oct 6, 2016 11:45:55 AM

A fire door is a critical safety device, often neglected and with Fired Door Safety Week Philip Ingram looks at some Fire Door Safety issues and advice.

Last week saw an initiative in the UK to focus industry and the public on the importance of Fire Doors through the Fire Door Safety Week so Philip Ingram from Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com took a look at some of the initiatives and found that their message is equally applicable no matter where you live.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Saudi Arabia Fire Safety Market Reached $577 million in 2015

Posted by Richard McKeon on Sep 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Saudi Arabia has remained one of the most promising fire safety markets in entire GCC region. In last few years, the market has enjoyed strong growth owing to growing construction market in the areas such as residential, retail, hospitality, public infrastructure, healthcare, and education. Also, with recent fire incidences and emergence of high rise buildings the need for advanced fire safety systems have surged in the country.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Fast Track Tunnel Fire And Incident Detection

Posted by Richard McKeon on Sep 13, 2016 2:12:43 PM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com discovers that technologies like video analytics and thermal cameras are allowing potential tunnel fires and traffic- related incidents to be detected and dealt with in a timely manner.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

The Greener Alternative to Halons and Hydrofluorocarbons

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fire-fighting halon and hydrofluorocarbons are substances with a high global warming potential according to the US government.  They have recently directed that greener alternatives should be used.  Philip Ingram from Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com looks at one such technology.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Surveillance and Fire Protection For 3D Printed Office of The Future

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jul 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com reports on how Siemens building technology - with access control, video surveillance and fire protection systems – is keeping a watchful eye on the aptly named 'Office of the Future' in Dubai.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue, Commercial Security

Firefighting Goes Sky High With Drones And Jetpacks

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jun 1, 2016 11:33:13 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at SecurityNewsDesk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, finds out why first responders are taking to the skies with drones and even jetpacks to enhance their firefighting capabilities.

There is little doubt that the revolution in aerial vehicle technology, whether that be with drones - otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) - or more recently jetpacks, is making the emergency services re-think what is possible on the fire front. This is particularly true when it comes to tackling major fires from high rise buildings - like those seen across Dubai and the wider region - to industrial sites and large-scale events where whole city blocks may be under threat. The performance of such aerial systems, with the added dimension they bring, and their in-use economics, certainly makes them an attractive proposition for deployment by firefighters.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

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