New UK group for passive fire safety

New UK group for passive fire safety

The Passive Fire Knowledge Group is set up by the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) federation to change fire culture. Initial members include “tier 1” contractors (large, general works contracting companies), installers, the Association for Specialist Fire...
Comparison of railway fire safety standards

Comparison of railway fire safety standards

Report to federal administration suggests the US should consider material fire performance and smoke toxicity criteria possibly comparable to European railway requirements. The report compares US railroad rolling stock fire safety regulations to those in the EU, Japan...
Fire challenges of tomorrow’s technologies

Fire challenges of tomorrow’s technologies

Fire expert Jürgen Troitzsch calls for materials fire safety standards for Internet of Things, e-mobility and electronics. Passive fire safety regulations and standards must be adapted to the new technologies and societal megatrends of the 21st century. Numbers of...
Global insurer flags warehouse fire problem

Global insurer flags warehouse fire problem

Zurich in the UK points to a “dramatic spike” in warehouse fires and in North America flags severe warehouse fire risks. Demand for large warehouses has increased fast with e-commerce, with taller buildings and more densely stored goods. UK Government statistics...
Extension lead blamed for fatal fire

Extension lead blamed for fatal fire

Ten dead in China apartment building fire, Urumqi, Xinjiang, where electrical cable fire is stated to have ignited bedding. The ten dead and nine seriously injured were all victims of toxic smoke, when fire spread from a 15th floor flat up to several higher floors....