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Firefighters in Hastings New Zealand Tackle Fire at Hawke’s Bay Opera House

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at Hasting’s Hawke’s Bay Opera House. Hastings is on the east side of the North Island and boasts one of the oldest and innovative concert venues in New Zealand.  The Art Nouveau building was opened in 1915…

Arup releases a new framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup today announces the release of its Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements[1], ahead of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Based on three years of in-depth research, the framework proposes a new way to think about fire risk…

Rosenbauer launches premium aerial ladder, the XS 3.0

Rosenbauer has launched a new, premium aerial ladder – the L32A XS 3.0 – following two years of the firm’s current model achieving unprecedented demand. With Rosenbauer announcing record global sales of the L32A XS 2.0 in 2017-18, the latest…

Rescue Efforts Continue for Thai Youth Football Team to Trapped in Flooded Cave

The efforts to locate the 12 missing members of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave system continue with divers having progressed closer to where the boys are believed to be trapped. On Saturday 24th June, divers from…

Queens Birthday honours awarded to NZ and Australian firefighters

This Queens birthday saw four New Zealanders and twenty-nine Australian fire service personnel honoured for their service to the community. Of special note is the awarding of Ex-commissioner Greg Mullens with an Officer of the order of Australia, the second…

Three dead after explosion in Brisbane House Fire

Three people have perished following a house fire in Brisbane, Australia. The cause of the incident is under investigation but Police are treating it as suspicious. Further details can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43792060 Image for illustration purposes.

Aerial Firefighting North America Gathers the World’s Experts 

Tangent Link, renowned and recognised across the globe for its work with the airborne firefighting community, brings the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition back to Sacramento, California this coming March. Taking place at the McClellan Conference Centre, Sacramento McClellan…

FPA New Zealand ‘Get it Right’ Sprinkler Seminars – Last Chance to Register

We are pleased to announce the start of the “Get it Right Training Seminar Series” for 2018 however, spaces are very limited and have just about sold out in all three locations.  Please register your place asap to avoid disappointment.…

AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ – Call for Abstracts Extended

Do not miss this opportunity to share your knowledge, research and projects with the wider emergency management sector and be part of Australasia’s premier emergency management conference and exhibition – AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, which takes place at the Perth…

SC-14 helmet and surface cleaner arrives at Pac Fire Australia

We live in an age where “clean” doesn’t necessarily mean safe. SC-14 is an all-purpose cleaning and degreasing agent which not only removes dirt, grease and grime – but also cleans away contaminants and carcinogens. It has been specially formulated…

Call for the International Aerial Firefighting Award 2018 Nominations

The International Aerial Firefighting Award is presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting. Aiming to honour diligence, dedication and conscientiousness in aerial firefighting, the Award was inaugurated in honour of the late…

Taiwan Hit by Strong Earthquake

Taiwan has suffered a strong earthquake leading to at least two people being killed and more than more than 200 injured report officials. The tremor measuring 6.4-magnitude struck on 6 February at 23:50 local time 12 miles off the island’s east…

Making workplaces around the world healthier and safer

The Chief Executive of the British Safety Council will explore the nature of wellbeing at work at the Global HSE Conference in Kuwait. Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, will be a keynote speaker at the Global…

Australia and New Zealand Search and Rescue, Disaster and Emergency Management Conference and Exhibition – Final Opportunity to Speak and Exhibit

Monday 21st – Tuesday 22nd May 2018 & Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at The Star, Gold Coast, Queensland. Australia and New Zealand Search and Rescue, Disaster and Emergency Management are pleased to announce that the majority of exhibition space has now been sold…

INTERSCHUTZ 2020 – Teams, Tactics, Technology – Connected for Protection and Rescue

Everything will revolve around interconnected technology and teamwork at At INTERSCHUTZ 2020. For the first time, the world’s leading trade fair for the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security will run under an overall motto to feature…

Survitec secures contract with VARD to equip Ponant cruise vessels with rescue boats & safety equipment

Survitec has been awarded the contract to provide rescue boats and safety equipment for a number of new Ponant cruise vessels set to be delivered in 2018. The 10,000 gross ton expedition ships will be designed and constructed by Norwegian-based…

Latest FM Global research finds novel oxygen-reducing technology a potentially viable fire protection method

FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, today released new research on oxygen reduction systems, finding them a potentially adequate fire protection method for certain well-sealed, unoccupied spaces. Oxygen reduction systems (ORS) stream nitrogen into…

Just 3 days remaining to apply to share your research, knowledge and experience at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management and Search and Rescue Conferences

  There are only 3 days remaining to apply to share your research, knowledge and experience with your peers at the: 7th Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 21 – 22 May 2018 The Star, Gold Coast,…

Customers benefit as AEI Cables joins industry group

Customers from the UK and overseas will be able to access the products and services offered by cabling leader AEI Cables more quickly and easily after the company partnered with an industrial supply chain management service. AEI Cables serves key…

International Water Mist Association 20th Anniversary Charity Event

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) was founded on 15th April 1998. This year the organisation will celebrate its 20th anniversary for the week between 9th and 15th April 2018. The organisers are keen for everybody to join in. The…

Trigen Automotive Rolls Out The Hooklift Foam Tender

TRIGEN Automotive, a division of HOPE Technik specialising in the manufacture of special function vehicles, including four generations of the iconic Singapore Red Rhino Light Fire Attack Vehicle, has recently rolled out one of its largest firefighting vehicles to date…

Code 3 Launches New Multifunctional Outliner Perimeter Bar

Code 3®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of light and sound emergency products, today announced the launch of the new multifunctional Outliner™ perimeter bar. Combining power and a sleek design, Code 3’s unique Outliner perimeter bar is designed to…

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