Welcome to the January 2020 issue of Asia Pacific Fire. A new decade starts and there are bushfires raging the size of the UK throughout Australia, Typhoons destroying property in the Philippines and volcanic eruptions taking lives in New Zealand. Climate change, man-made, accidents or just sheer bad luck has put a huge strain on the emergency services in the Asia Pacific region over the last decade. Our thoughts are with the brave men and women who risk their lives to help others in times of disaster.

We present the January 2020 issue of Asia Pacific Fire Magazine in the hope that the information contained within its pages can help to educate the fire market throughout the Asia Pacific. Articles of specific interest in this issue are Spot Fires – a dynamic interactionThe birth of the multi-functional first response fire truck and Predicting thunderstorms.

Other interesting articles of note in this issue include Emergency planning for vulnerable persons with a disabilityTo build or not to build? That is the question after a flood and Tracking the wildfire arsonist…bloodhounds hot on the trail.

Other informative articles include Understanding preventable residential fire fatalitiesFire hazard properties on internal wall and ceiling liningsNew SA routine service registration confirms FPA Australia proposal 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.

Pac Fire’s elite structural ensemble in action featuring the Pacific F15 helmet, Bristol’s Ergotech Action structural clothing and Bristol’s PBI Titan firefighting gloves. Image courtesy of Pac Fire

Ashley Avci, Andrew Banks, Tom Bicknell, Jill Brix , Lucinda Coates, Michelle Engelsman, Jacob Evans, Steven George, Andrew Gissing, Julie Harris, Katharine Haynes, John Hummelstad, Robin van den Honert, Geoff Kaandorp, Jonathan van Leeuwen, Jay Shujie Liu, Ian Lynch, Geordie Palmer, Hank Van Ravenstein, Anthony Rosamilia, Jason Sharples, Kevin Tory, Scott Williams, Richard Woods.

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