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Crusader Hose – Reeling systems for large diameter layflat hose

Getting large volumes of water to problematic fire sites can be challenging for incident controllers in managing substantial fires. Crusader Hose, the water logistics expert, knows that flexible layflat pipelines offer the perfect solution for professional firefighters. Manufactured in Australia,…

TNL280 Deluge Nozzle ‘New M4’ Tunnel, Sydney, Australia

About the ‘New M4’ Tunnels  The ‘New M4’ East (M4E) tunnel project is located in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. The M4E tunnel is a twin tube design of three lanes in both directions. Each tube is 5.5km (3.4…

FTS – Expands Bushfire Mitigation Capabilities as Part of AEM

You already know FTS as a leading provider of situational awareness solutions for bushfires and extreme weather events. We help private businesses, local governments and emergency response agencies address the entire wildfire event curve at scale. Our Remote Automated Weather…

Simplex ES Net Life Safety Network – Combines digital in-building emergency audio and firefighter communication for simplicity and cost savings

This is a money-saving enhancement to the Simplex ES Net Life Safety Network that simplifies how emergency audio and firefighter telephone communication is distributed throughout buildings and campuses. The IP-based network will now allow in-building emergency alert audio such as…

PBI Fabrics – Delivering protection without compromise

What do firefighters have in common with NASA astronauts, Formula 1 drivers and special forces soldiers? They all operate in extreme situations and are protected by PBI high-performance fabrics, along with many others who work in hazardous industries. Renowned for…

Award-winning just-in-time innovation
The fire-protection industry is accustomed to change and innovation. Despite being able to trace its roots back at least 2,000 years to ancient Roman times, the fire-protection industry is forward-thinking and has generally demonstrated a willingness to adopt technology and…
HAIX – Ties heroes together: the high-tech lace by HAIX

Firefighter boots experience extreme situations when their wearers swing into action. The requirements placed on each individual component are therefore also very high. HAIX has developed a new high-tech design which rethinks the concept of the shoelace or bootlace entirely.…

Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean-sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into…

Nordic Rescue Group – Valuing good customer relations and high-quality products

A wind of change is blowing through Nordic Rescue Group, a corporation specializing in rescue vehicles. Established in 2020, NRG recently appointed Esa Peltola as its new CEO. Earlier this year the company became Europe’s biggest in its field operating…

A rainy, fatal summer: how the 2021–22 La Niña season stacks up with previous seasons

Some 41 people have drowned (including three missing presumed dead (mpd)) over the 2021–22 La Niña period November 2021 to 12 May 2022 (at time of writing) from floods across south-east Queensland (QLD), northern New South Wales (NSW), Greater Sydney…

Workwear Group Uniforms – Protecting those who serve to protect

As one of Australia’s leading uniform providers, Workwear Group Uniforms have years of experience servicing Emergency Service organisations across ambulance, fire, police and defence. With a long Australian history, Workwear Group Uniforms has earnt a reputation for creating innovative uniform…

Changing the way we predict and respond to fire nationally

Nova Systems Geospatial (formerly Geoplex) has worked closely with AFAC and NSW RFS to tackle the largest change to the fire danger rating systems in a generation.  The Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) programme is shifting the way we…

ZOLL Medical – Exclusive distribution agreement for unique CarbonCool portable body cooling solution

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, and Global Healthcare SG, a developer of portable body cooling solutions, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement that will see ZOLL with exclusive rights to…

Hose Master – One important tool in creating a Clean Fire Station

Technical solutions are available to support the ‘Clean Fire Station’ operating principle. The Hose Master unit for washing hoses provides even safer and more efficient hose maintenance. The washing, drying and pressurising of fire hoses has traditionally been slow and…

Standards Australia’s Iconic Nation Report

As part of its centenary year, Standards Australia has released the Iconic Nation Report. This report looks at Standards Australia’s 100-year legacy including the disasters which shaped national standards, and the standards that support Australia’s icons. The report reveals up…

Fire Australia 2022 – Planning for the future

Fire Australia 2022 is over for another year. For the first time, we sought the contribution of attendees in workshops on skills and gender diversity, and we foreshadowed a future project on mental health in fire protection.  Returning to the…

HAIX – Made in Europe – Manufacturing good firefighter boots starts in the pasture

European regulations are sometimes surprisingly lax. The individual parts of a shoe or boot can be manufactured anywhere in the world. As long as it is then assembled in the European Union, the finished product is allowed to carry the…

ALPEX – Innovative materials for particulate-blocking hoods 

ALPEX manufactures a range of laminates textiles made with Nomex Nano Flex barrier produced by DuPont. Tested in real conditions, the performance results are outstanding. Recent statistics from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) warn of an alarming trend:…

Partrix Fire GmbH – Next-generation aspirating smoke detectors based on innovative technology help detect more subtle fire threats

Partrix Fire is a fire-protection company specialising in developing aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs). Its core R&D team has more than 20 years of R&D and manufacturing experience in the industry and has been committed to providing customers with high-performance, very…

Esteri Group – A Nordic provider of strong tools for important work

Most of the old, successful companies of today had a humble start in the beginning. Back in 1968, Mr Veikko Nummela founded a company bearing his name at the age of 58, he started to make a fire pump in…

GESA – Global Emergency Services Action 

As members of the Emergency Services (ES) community, whether practitioners, consultants, or manufacturing companies, we choose to take on challenges others shy from – because we know those challenges are often a matter of life or death. Still, we know…

Firefighters show their skills by baking a cake

With the world in lockdown our firefighters have restricted opportunities to undertake training exercises. As you will know, firefighters have inventive and highly active brains, so it will be of no surprise to you to find a group of firefighters…

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