Happy New Year to you all!!!

This issue of Asia Pacific Fire starts the year with our brand new cover design. We hope you like the new design. This issue is full of interesting and informative articles. We take a look at the new Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) at Craigieburn. Trent Curtin, Director of Operational Training, gives us a full insight into the workings of the centre where firefighters can train across a wide range of firefighting scenarios in their state-of-the-art facility.

Other interesting articles we have in this issue include New technology is helping defeat false fire alarms; Death prevention by virtual training; Crisis Management and a special report looking at a new partnership between ACT Emergency Services Agency and the Vanuatu Fire Service.

Other informative articles include Wildfire investigation, developments in single use hazmat suits; what’s new in the world of standards and much, much more.

We sincerely hope you enjoy reading yet another exciting issue of Asia Pacific Fire Magazine.

If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC), Australia’s latest high tech Fire and Emergency Services Academy managed by the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Image courtesy of VEMTC.

Brad Aisbett, Sami Almogawish, Justin Bear, Aston Bowles, Ross Brogan, Mark Brown, Danielle Every, Sally Ferguson, Mark Garvey, W. V. Peter Hunt, Nathan Maddock, Kevin Roche, Alison Scotland, Roger Startin, Grace Vincent,  Gavin Walker, Scott Williams, Mike Willson, Richard Woods.

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