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Conference to focus on future of fire safety

Dubai, August 2, 2011

A number of high-profile speakers will be joining forces to launch the first dedicated market platform for fire, rescue and emergency response professionals.

The platform will take the form of a significant three-day conference during the inaugural Fire & Rescue Middle East event and will showcase the importance of using the latest strategies and technologies to take proactive steps for combating and containing potential life-threatening hazards related to fire and emergency situations.

Organised by Clarion Events Middle East at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from October 31 to November 2, 2011, the event is a new and dedicated conference and exhibition welcoming a plethora of expert speakers exclusively from the fire, rescue and safety industries.

Industry leaders and professionals will present case studies and discussions to address the strategic, operational and tactical challenges relating to any man-made or natural emergency. The exhibition will display products related to the prevention, detection and response for all fire and non-fire emergencies. The event will be co-located with the Counter Terror Arabia international conference and exhibition, giving it added significance.

Neil Wallington, former senior British chief fire officer, past international president of the Institution of Fire Engineers and founding editor of Fire Middle East Magazine, said: “The conference at Fire and Rescue Middle East is an absolute must-attend for anyone in the fire safety and building protection industry and the fire and rescue profession. The number of modern very high-rise and large public buildings and other major risks in the Middle East and the complexity of their designs make the structures vulnerable to potential tragedies. In addition to laying out strategies and tactics for firefighters to battle these potential risks using recent experiences and lessons learnt from recent real-life major emergencies, speakers will highlight the need to implement the latest fire safety technology and precautions, risk containment and emergency response into the fire engineering design of the building itself. All these factors play a vital role to mitigate damage and save lives.”

Christopher Hudson, managing director, Clarion Events Middle East, said: “Fire and Rescue Middle East provides a unique business and networking platform for anyone involved in fire protection or the management of health and safety across the Middle East region. Companies and individuals will have the opportunity to meet several industry leaders, professionals and exhibitors, possibly forming profitable relationships. Abu Dhabi has an estimated $55 billion infrastructure development, of which $35 billion is for 2012. We are certain that attendees will significantly benefit from the event as the protection of life, property and infrastructure has become a primary focus for the Middle East region.”

Exhibitors at Fire and Rescue Middle East will display vehicles and vehicle equipment, fire brigade technology, environmental protection measures, rescue techniques, emergency, first-aid and medical equipment, personal protective equipment and identification, measuring and detection apparatus, control-station technology, equipment for fire stations and workshops, structural engineering, structural and technical fire and building protection.  - TradeArabia News Service




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