Welcome to the October issue of Asia Pacific Fire. AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ was at the end of August and had a record attendance of over 4000, so once again its been a tremendous success. Asia Pacific Fire is certainly proud to be affiliated with such a prestigious event. Please see the review of the conference and exhibition on page 16 so take a look if you attended or are planning to attend AFAC20 in Adelaide on the 25th – 28th August.  Please visit  www.afacconference.com.au/afac20-powered-by-interschutz for more information.

Interesting articles of note in this issue include a look at the upcoming China Fire 2019 in Beijing on page 24, Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systemsVideo-based fire detectionData centre fire protection and Space weather: the modern natural hazard.

Other informative articles include An interview with Roger Startin, joint MD of Bristol UniformsHard-hitting nozzle types – fact from fictionAutomation: saving money, staff and livesPutting an end to bullying and harassment in the fire serviceAustralian emergency management skills adapted to the Pacific environment and much, much more.

We sincerely hope you enjoy reading Asia Pacific Fire Magazine.

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

TFT’s Hemisphere transportable monitor in use. It can be mounted to I-beams, tank lips, scaffolding, poles, and bumpers for maximum firefighting flexibility.
Image courtesy of TFT.

Shane Addison, Tom Bicknell, Raman Chagger, Duncan Ferner, Andrew Gissing, John Hummelstad, Gideon Joseph, Richard Marshall, Alsion Scotland, Brian Smart, Mark L. Robin, Soeren Wittman, Chris Wyborn, Dave Yurczyk, Fritz Zimmerman.

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