We are well into the year now with Asia Pacific Fire and as always this issue is full of interesting and informative articles. We take a look at how Bristol Uniforms have been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60 years and how working closely with the worlds leading fabric manufacturers such as WL Gore, Hainsworth and PBI have bought a wealth of knowledge and experience to every new garment they produce, all whilst taking advantage of the latest in technological advancements.

Other interesting articles we have in this issue include Why compartmentation testing is overlooked and undervalued;  Prepare for extended severe weather seasons; The Warren Centre Project and also Part 2 of a special report looking at The importance of a dedicated fire weather network.

Other informative articles include a new development in wildland firefighting equipment;  Aerial firefighting with the Firehawk Helicopter; buying high-value equipment – the in’s and out’s of the procurement process 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.

Helitack 346 conducting live fire trials in March 2017, equipped with  Kestrel’s Conair 85-KE fire attack tank. Following the proving trials, Kestrel was awarded unrestricted firebombing approval by CASA being the first Australian owned company with such approval. During the 2018/19 season, Kestrel has been contracted by Emergency Management  Victoria to provide night capability across the season, and it has proven to be a busy season flying both day and night.
Photo courtesy Emergency Management Victoria

Chris Ainsworth, Ashley Avci, Steven Blott, Alan DeCiantis, Ian Dunbar, Rick Fox, Andrew Gissing, Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, Harlan Johnson, Jonathan van Leeuwen, Rob Llewellyn, Nathan Maddock, Trevor McIntyre, Dr Blythe McLennan, Mark Wallace, Mark Parsons, Wayne Rigg, Lukas de Roo, Brij Bhushan Singh, Scott Starr, Eric Yap.

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