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HEROIQ – Bringing incident management into the 21st century

For decades, incident responses for natural disasters and prescribed operations have been managed with paper-based T-cards and incident-management folders. Every responding individual, crew and appliance is captured on one of these paper cards and placed in little slots on a…

Less than five months until AFAC21

The speakers have been chosen, the stands are being booked and excitement is ramping up for the much-anticipated return of AFAC21 on 17–20 August 2021. The emergency-management sector will come together once more after two of the most memorable years…

Weber Rescue – E-FORCE battery tools for more speed and flexibility

Weber Rescue Systems is proud to present a new series of battery-driven rescue tools. The next generation of E-FORCE tools benefit from new and innovative technical features for even more efficient use. The two most significant improvements are the new…

Training Specialties, Inc. – Who are they and what can they do for me?

Training Specialties, Inc. (TSI) is a collective of Emergency Response Professionals who have been in business since 1997. Originally starting out as a new delivery fire apparatus trainer for several notable companies, TSI has become a verified and strong industrial…

Ferno XT Pro – Confined-space rescue

Industrial environments differ from other types of environments where rescue operations need to be carried out, mainly because of the additional risks they present. The presence of polluting gases, atmospheres with low oxygen levels, cramped and poorly lit environments, or…

Crusader Hose – Fire-hose testing is critical

Fire-hose testing is a very important requirement, particularly for larger brigades such as Fire Rescue Victoria, Australia. When the firefighters roll out a hose at a fire scene, it is vital that the hose will handle the pressure applied by…

Tour GORE-TEX test labs from anywhere

Gore has developed an innovative way of letting people take a digital tour through 20 of its specialist GORE-TEX test laboratories at any time from the comfort of their home or office. Every year, customers have the opportunity to visit…

Pacific BR9’S Kevlar shell wins over New South Wales Rural Fire Service

Production is in full flight at Pacific Helmets (NZ) Ltd to deliver the BR9 wildland firefighting helmet to the largest fire service in the world – NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). At least 40,000 members of NSW RFS are…

High-performance pump moves on land, at sea and in the air

The latest innovation by Esteri Group, Finland’s most comprehensive operator in the firefighting and rescue sector, is a high-performance ‘portable’ pump that is also suitable for helicopter transportation. The diesel-powered pump can be quickly transferred to any demanding location, which…

Magirus iDL Series – Introducing new electric and natural-gas-powered fire engines

A CNG-powered (H)LF 10 tank pumper expands the Innovative Drive Line series. Following the introduction of small electric fire engines, the company is thus taking the next step in the development of directly deployable firefighting vehicles with reliable, alternative drive…

Fighting the Cobrico peat fire

When a bushfire tore through Cobrico in Victoria’s south-west igniting the peat bog underneath, toxic levels of carbon monoxide caused the temporary relocation of 20% of residents and those in surrounding areas. Peatlands cover about 5% of the earth’s surface…

Emergency One (UK) – The impossible, made possible…

On 9 October 2020 the Emergency One Group launched the E1 EV0: the world’s first all-electric, zero-emission fire and rescue service (FRS) pumping appliance. Designed and manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in Cumnock, Scotland, the EV0 (Electric Vehicle,…

Bristol Uniforms introduces EOS: Protection, flexibility, strength

Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for the emergency services, has launched a brand new, state-of-the-art design for structural firefighting PPE. Named after the Greek goddess of the dawn, EOS builds on the success of Bristol’s…

In memoriam: Jaime Moncada-Pérez Advancing fire protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on 31 August 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia from complications following a cerebral ischemia, at almost 89 years of age. Don Jaime, as he was usually known, is recognized for introducing NFPA and modern fire protection to…

Workwear Group – New fire-retardant ensembles and fireboot in development

Emergency Services uniforms are more than just the brand name, distinct colours and strips of reflective tape. They are the vehicle that will keep front-line workers safe, which is paramount to ensuring they make it home to their families after…

Warringtonfire invests in new ‘reaction to fire’ test equipment

Warringtonfire Australia, part of the Element Group, is excited to announce our new extended capabilities to conduct crucial ‘reaction to fire’ testing prescribed by the National Construction Code. Our team at the testing laboratory in Melbourne has been busy installing…

Gore sets the standard in moisture management

W. L. Gore and Associates Inc is regarded as one of the most innovative companies in the world with over 2,000 patents granted worldwide for diverse applications. Gore products are on Mars in the Curiosity Rover and are currently on…

Mark your calendar: AFAC is back in 2021

After the year that changed everything, it’s time to regroup, regather and reunite at AFAC21. The date has been set for 17–20 August 2021 when the emergency management sector will meet face to face once more to be inspired by…

New Hong Kong Fire Services Department Director

Joseph Leung Wai-hung, FSDSM, assumed the helm of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department as its director on 18 April 2020, leading a 10,000-strong fire and ambulance team to protect the city from fires and other calamities. The new director…

Rosenbauer – Capabilities reimagined

The modern operating environment is increasingly more complex than ever before and will continue to challenge the response capabilities of the emergency services into the future. As a solutions provider, Rosenbauer see it as our mission to establish a shared…

TracPlus and Airborne Mission Systems – Bucket calibration and data collection unit for aerial firefighters

Global real-time tracking and communications leader, TracPlus have partnered with Sydney-based engineering firm to launch the world’s first automatic bucket calibration and digital data collection tool – automating the collection and reporting of aerial firefighting data for NAFC contracts. TracPlus…

Offroad Trucks Australia (OTA) – Amber takes Fire and Emergency where others can’t go

There‘s a (not so) new player in the fire truck business, and it’s based in Western Australia. Offroad Trucks Australia (OTA) was born 20 years ago when long-time truck specialist Larry Gill had a close look at Czech-built Tatra off-road…

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