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Issue 56 – January 2016

With the growing complexity and intensity of disaster incidents, both natural and human-caused, the need to continuously review and improve is becoming a strategic and operational imperative for emergency services

As more and more people use social media to connect and share, we have seen that in times of disaster, people turn to T to get information about what’s happening around

It is clear that Southeast Asia is highly prone to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, cyclones, typhoons and tropical storms. The Great Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, Cyclone Nargis

Nationwide emergency alert number and dispatch center raises safety and security response for the people of Philippines. It all started with a vision – to improve the daily lives of

A fire helmet to a firefighter represents the tradition and spirit of the fire service. The helmet is a personal piece of equipment that tells a story about the firefighter

Large animal rescue occurs during the response phase to a natural or anthropogenic disaster, emergency or accident where specialised training and equipment are required to rescue an animal such as

In the previous installment we talked about the types of petroleum storage tanks, their locations, and common fire hazards. In this article we will discuss the various types of fires

The popularity of smart phones and tablets has changed the market with an estimated over 120 million monthly global activations of mobile devices at the beginning of 2015. Managing fire

In recent times Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has advocated strongly for changes to building product compliance in Australia. High profile incidents such as the Australian Competition and Consumer

The small but persistent eruption of Raung Volcano, Java, had severe economic consequences throughout July and August 2015, impacting the Balinese travel industry and disrupting the international movement of goods and

To get the best protection out of your Personal Protective Clothing (PPC), you must first know a little about your chosen PPC and its associated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and

On-board a commercial ship, fire can swiftly lead to catastrophic consequences for the lives aboard, the ship, its cargo and the environment surrounding it. Fire is a destructive force that

Earthquakes pose a major risk across Asia and recent events have demonstrated their power to take lives, destroy buildings and disrupt societal functioning. In what follows we outline a methodology

Electrical power is important part of our day-to-day life that’s sometime taken for granted. Almost everything needs power; we sometimes forget how it is quietly transmitted across thousands of kilometers

There is much discussion about which options are best for future decision-making for Class B firefighting foam applications. It needs careful consideration before making such decisions to ensure the foams

Buying several DC-10 passenger aircraft and converting them to aerial fire fighting jets is not for the feint hearted, but that’s exactly what 10 Tanker Air Carrier of Albuquerque New

Fire Australia & HazMat 2016 is the premier event for the fire protection and hazardous materials sector. Traditionally run as separate events, in 2016 Fire Protection Association Australia will combine these

Tyco Fire Protection Products, a division of Tyco, the world’s largest dedicated fire protection and security company announced the availability of VIGILANT Generation 6 MX Addressable Fire Detectors in Australia

WATERAX’s mission is to design, manufacture and supply innovative portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment tailored specifically to withstand the rigors of rugged applications and environments. These include forestry, urban

Protection of life and property has always been the primary purpose of fire suppression equipment manufactured by system manufacturers globally. While configuration of these systems can differ based on the

Times certainly have changed. It wasn’t so long ago the notion that governments would take up issues of non-compliant building products would have been laughable. And yet today we have

No matter what age you are there is always a younger generation behind you. Too often we don’t think they are contributing as much as we did at their age.