Nobody is Left Behind

Nobody is Left Behind

Now that the use of Supplemental Evacuation Technology for high-rise buildings has been approved by the NFPA, it provides redundancy and survivability into the building evacuation system, whilst also alleviating problems related to building evacuation in emergency...

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Evacuation Needs of Tomorrow

Evacuation Needs of Tomorrow

In an ageing society, with more of the disabled joining the work force and the working population continuing to grow older, will existing access and evacuation features in buildings remain adequate?

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A Towering Concern

A Towering Concern

Most, if not all high-rise buildings offer routes for escape in an emergency. These measures also help to prevent fire from spreading to nearby buildings, prevent premature collapse of the building and allow firefighters an opportunity to rescue people and extinguish...

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Review of Hospital Fire and their Management

Review of Hospital Fire and their Management

A National Health Service facitilty is seen as a secure place to seek treatment and support, often when individual are feeling vulnerable and in need. Although the utmost care is given to ensure our sites are safe and resilient, they are at risk of the same challenges...

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High Rise Rescue operations

High Rise Rescue operations

No Fire and Emergency Services Department likes to contemplate the possibility of a high-rise fire. While most building management have procedure for evacuation...

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High Rise Building Evacuation

High Rise Building Evacuation

This article explores the difficulties in evacuating occupants from high rise fires. This subject has received careful attention, with many international...

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Key concern on fire safety

Key concern on fire safety

The recent joint reply from the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Housing Board (HDB fire: Illegal ads prevented firemen from locating fire lift switch; July...

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