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Bluemont – Hytrans

Too often firefighters cannot fight fires efficiently because of a lack of water. The open water source, such as creek, sea or lake, may be too low for a suction pump; a hydrant may be too far away or not supply enough water.

The fire fighter needs lots of water for warehouse fires, tip fires and tyre fires as well as fires at major hazard facilities or fires at remote locations. The mobile Hytrans firefighting system can set up a water supply system over 1 kilometre in 20 minutes, delivering up to 8,000 litres per minute continuous water supply. Because Hytrans uses hydraulic submersible pumps it can pump water from depths of up to 60 metres, while standard suctions pumps are limited to maximum 8 metres. Large diameter hose of 150mm is deployed at speeds of up to 40 km per hour and recovered at 1 km every 30 min. Special flood pumps will turn a standard fire brigade unit into a high volume pumping-out appliance, pumping 50,000 litres per minute from carparks and tunnels. No wonder that multiple Australian (industrial) fire brigades rely on Hytrans to deliver the water they need to do their job.

Bruck Textiles

Bruck Textiles is an Australian owned company producing quality fabrics in Australia since 1946.

We are Australia’s leading innovator in technical textiles providing high performance and protective fabrics for use in applications such as Military, Fire Fighting, Station Wear, Law Enforcement and Metal Splash. Our fabrics protect tens of thousands of professionals and volunteers with BRUCK® protective products specified by emergency services in Australia and New Zealand.

BRUCK® products are world class and deliver innovative fabric technology solutions for Station Wear, Wildland and Structural Firefighting end uses.

Bruck continues to be the market leader with developments of advanced textiles such as Sentinel®, ENFORCER® 24K with PBI®, FORTRESS 3GPlus™ and XMPLAR PRO® to name a few, providing assurance for the safety of those engaged in important yet hazardous work.

Bruck is the only Australian weaver that manufactures DuPont™ Nomex® fabric, proprietary PBI Gold® and PBI Matrix® outer shells and is the only PROBAN® licensee operating in the region.

Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is providing a long-term research base that directly supports fire, emergency service and land managers as they work to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

The research program is largely end-user driven, and draws together all of Australia and New Zealand’s fire and emergency service authorities and land management agencies, non-government organisations and leading experts across a range of scientific fields to explore the causes, consequences and mitigation of natural disasters.

Researchers and partners work together to deliver outputs that make a difference in natural hazards management. Some of the original projects have finalised their research, while many others are set to begin the next stage of the science.

New projects will also take the research program into exciting new directions and build upon the work done in recent years. These include research into catastrophic event planning, land use planning, flood risk communication, predicting impacts on the built environment along the coast, diversity and wellbeing in emergency services, and mental health.

The utilisation of the research through fire, emergency service and land management agencies to the benefit of the broader Australian community is critical, and a key driver of the research that is building a more disaster resilient Australia.


Capita has been a leading supplier of Public Safety and Emergency Service Control Room solutions for over 30 years both in the UK and overseas with a growing, significant client base in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Under continuing pressures Emergency Services are addressing how service can be maintained; through the management of demand, multi-channel communications with the public, introducing increasingly flexible and mobile ways of working and dealing with the increasing volumes of digital data.

Capita’s solutions continue to be at the forefront of technology innovation providing truly omni-channel integrated communications, incident response and resource management for all critical response agencies.

ControlWorks® – Transforming Public Contact, Control Room and Incident Management operations in an omni-channel, modular and mobile platform with deep integration with supporting data sources and supporting systems.

VisionDS – A multi-agency Control Room solution combining state of the art Command, Control and Communications with integrated mapping to enable operators to work more efficiently through an intuitive user interface in a single solution.

999Eye – stream live footage, direct from a caller’s mobile phone camera, into the Control Room, allowing operators to make more informed decisions on mobilising the appropriate resources.

Centurion Fire & Rescue Equipment Pty Ltd

Centurion Fire and Rescue Equipment Pty Ltd is a family owned Australian Manufacturer specialised in supplying the Fire & Emergency sector & Defence with high quality Centurion3000 Vehicle Roller Shutter Systems, ARION Aluminium Fire Rescue Ladders plus RapidStow Ladder & Equipment ‘Roll On – Roll Off’ Roof Gantries. With the catchcry of ‘Exceptional Products for Extraordinary People’, Centurion products remain the preferred choice of Design Engineers, Vehicle Body Builders, & Fire Rescue Professionals.

PAC Brackets Australia is a specialty supplier of Equipment Stowage Brackets within the Australasian region to the Fire Emergency Sector & Defence. PAC Brackets are designed & manufactured in the USA specifically for Fire & Emergency Vehicles. Whatever your equipment stowage needs be it BA Cylinders, Stand-Pipes, Hose Line Branches, Shovels, Adaptors etc – PAC Brackets Australia has the tested, safe solution.

For the first time in Australia, see the new PAC ‘Tough-Trac’ bracket mounting system at AFAC ’17.

Chubb Fire & Security

Chubb Fire will be proudly attending the 2017 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Annual Conference in Sydney, New South Wales.

In line with AFAC’s theme “collaborating for success – improving performance in emergency management’ Chubb Fire will be showcasing its diverse range of fire and safety products that enable our customers to do what they do best – protect assets and save lives, reduce risk and work in safe environments.

Chubb will be showcasing a variety of new products at AFAC including our range of Angus Fire high performance Fluorine Free foams, compliant with the new regulations in Queensland, the Coolfire Cutting and Fire Suppression System as well as next generation Battery operated rescue tools by Weber.

Other products that highlight Chubb’s far reaching capabilities within the fire fighting and rescue arena include:

Angus Fire UK – the world’s leading fire hose Duraline, a complete range of Fire Fighting foams including Respondol and Jet Foam Fluorine Free foams, a complete range of C6 Pure Foams and all the listed foam equipment and accessories that may be required.

Protek Fire Fighting Equipment – from handline nozzles to monitors, Protek is a leader in the fire equipment industry and a preferred brand amongst Australian fire-fighters

Respirex – a wide range of high quality personal and respiratory protective garments

BlazeTamer380™ – Australian developed Aerial Fire Fighting Water Enhancer Technology.

FLIR – Thermal Imaging Cameras and Aerial Thermal Imaging Systems for the future.

Honeywell Industrial Safety, an industry leader in safety and personal protective equipment to help organisations manage workplace safety. Its broad product portfolio includes personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears, head and hands, respiratory protection, first responder gear, gas monitoring detectors and fall protection solutions.

Code 3

Code 3® is the Australian market leader in emergency lighting and safety equipment. Code 3’s parent company the ECCO Safety Group supplies over 85% of Australia’s Police, Fire and Ambulance fleets with high performance emergency systems including LED lightbars, beacons, sirens and speakers, LED emergency lighting, digital video systems, extensive scene lighting solutions, and positive pressure ventilation blowers. Along with the Code 3 brand ESG Asia Pacific also has the ECCO, Britax and Xray Vision brands. The ECCO Safety Group are a worldwide market leader in emergency lighting and audible warning equipment for commercial and emergency vehicles. ESG globally serves more than 3,000 OEM, aftermarket and emergency customers.

Always at the cutting-edge of LED technology with their products, Code 3 are continually developing and improving their design and output. One such product, the Code 3 25 Series Pursuit™ lightbar, features light heads that produce up to 50% more luminous intensity than the next brightest lightbar on the market. The state-of-the-art ProAxis Optics are at the heart of this powerful output capability, and they (along with the rest of the lightbar) were designed and engineered right here in Australia.

Columbia Helicopters

Founded in 1957, Columbia Helicopters, Inc. owns and operates the largest heavy-lift fleet of tandem rotor helicopters in the world. These are the Columbia model Vertol 107 and 234 Chinooks and Boeing CH-47D Chinooks. Columbia Helicopters has experience operating all over the world in support of firefighting, oil and gas, government and Infrastructure projects.

Columbia Helicopters has been providing aerial firefighting services since 1967. Columbia Helicopters’ fleet of heavy-lift helicopters can deploy to fires with either the SEI Torrentula Bambi Bucket with a capacity of 9,842 liters or the Simplex Fire Attack Systems (FAS) internal tanks with a capacity of 10,600 liters and a 530 liters retardant reservoir.

Columbia Helicopters’ pilots are highly skilled and experienced and can drop suppressants and retardants in a variety of ways that best meet the needs of the ground fire fighters.

From firefighting to forestry, construction, disaster relief and defense – no job is too big or too tough for Columbia Helicopters. For the tough jobs, choose Columbia.

Cristanini S.p.A.

Cristanini has a very strong presence all around the world in the field of high pressure water technologies since 1972, offering a complete range of equipment for the industry, the military and Emergency Services. The company is a world leader in research, development and production of systems and products for CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) decontamination/detoxification of equipment, personnel, vehicles, terrain and sensitive equipment. The R&D program is conducted in cooperation with renowned Universities, Institutes and Military Labs around the world. State-of-the-art R&D is validated by 25 patents and is the result of creative work in researching new solutions to highly complex scientific, technological and engineering problems. Currently the Cristanini BX 24 product, is the most effective decontamination/detoxification solution available, with a large scale CBRN decontamination spectrum. The Cristanini company has been a NATO contractor since 1987, NATO A5009, certified ISO 9001:2008 company quality system and importantly is AQAP 2110 product quality certified. A critical element for products upon which human lives may depend. Cristanini systems are based on the concept “ONE MACHINE – ONE PRODUCT – ONE PERSON”, the simplest system to radically change the dated decontamination/detoxification philosophy.

Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd.

Challenges for the fire services have changed significantly over the past few years. Operations have become more complex, stressful and time consuming. Dräger have been by your side since 1889, supporting you with these challenges while sharing the same goal: saving, supporting and protecting lives.

Staying safe when saving lives comes down to being able to count on the reliability of your equipment in any incident. Dräger are dedicated to offering equipment that fulfils the highest safety standards, is easy to use and comfortable to wear. It’s all part of our commitment to providing solutions you need so your focus is on nothing but your mission.

The Dräger firefighting portfolio includes robust and ergonomic personal protection equipment, gas measuring technology, thermal imaging cameras to speed up search and rescue operations and increase overall safety and breathing protection training solutions to meet challenges in a controlled environment: Dräger offers the right solution, no matter what risks are involved in deployment.

To take a closer look at our solutions and to discuss your needs with a local Dräger representative visit us on stand 344 & 346 during AFAC17.

Emergency Services Health

Emergency Services Health is a new not-for-profit private health insurer exclusively for employees, volunteers and family members of the emergency services community. We offer straight forward comprehensive health insurance that is valuable, reliable and designed for life.

We boast no excess or exclusions on eligible hospital treatment and pay a generous 80% of the service fee on most extras.* Plus we’re the only health insurance group in Australia that offers a Rollover Benefit on our extras, which means that unclaimed annual maximums from one year may be eligible to be rolled over to the next.*

We’re backed by Police Health, who have been looking after the health and wellbeing of Police and their families for over 80 years, so we know what it’s like to protect those who protect our community.

Compare our benefits today. Call us on 1300 703 703, email [email protected]

ESKA Australia

ESKA Australia is proud to be again exhibiting at AFAC, the Australian showcase of products/services for the Fire and Emergency Services Industry. ESKA will be exhibiting many more new glove designs as well as some new products which we will be introducing into our range.

ESKA® Australia offers durable products that customers can rely on at any time or place, without compromise – whether at work, for sport or as a fashion accessory. Through its consistent specialization in gloves, ESKA® combines the highest standards of quality with pioneering innovations. Numerous awards, patents and ISO certifications demonstrate the outstanding quality and safety offered by our products. Thanks to its years of experience and the resultant glove-making craftsmanship, ESKA® produces award-winning products for the global market – engineered in Austria and always tailored to customers’ specific needs.

All of our gloves are certified to Australian Standards in Australian Nata approved Laboratories for Australian conditions.

Ferno Australia

When lives are on the line, Ferno is just as dedicated to protecting people and saving lives as you are. Ferno designs, manufactures and distributes Australia’s most comprehensive range of mission-critical gear for every scenario and patient size. Proudly supporting AFAC, this year we will be showcasing a range of innovative rescue equipment including the Reach and Rescue system and the latest in heavy duty, battery-powered rescue tools.

Field Air (Operations) Pty Ltd

RJ85 Large Air Tankers don’t put out fires. Crews on the fire ground put out fires. RJ85 Large Air Tankers do however assist ground crews in their job, by laying down long retardant lines (or gel or foam lines) to slow the spread of fires and give crews on the ground much needed time and space to extinguish fires.

For this reason, Australian aviation company Field Air has teamed up with Canadian aviation company Conair to bring RJ85 Large Air Tankers into Australia. Field Air and Conair are both specialist aerial fire aircraft operators, with various fixed wing aircraft to offer local fire authorities. The RJ85 fixed wing Large Air Tanker aircraft is undoubtedly the star of our fleets.

Used extensively in North America, the RJ85 Air Tanker is fitted with an external retardant tank with a capacity of 12,500 litres. It can travel at over 700 km/hr to get to the fire ground and once there, drop a retardant line with selectable coverage level to suit the fire (eg. CL8 for thick canopies or CL1 for grass fires).

Built around the relatively young and reliable BAE Avro RJ85 series aircraft, there are eight RJ85 Air Tankers currently in use.

Firefighters Mutual Bank

Since 1968 Firefighters Mutual Bank has provided key financial services and a level of service second to none to NSW Firefighters and their families. Formerly Fire Brigades Employees Credit Union, Firefighters Mutual Bank now have an established, national team ready to serve those who serve our communities – firefighters, emergency and rescue employees and their families.

Every day, firefighters, emergency services and rescue risk their lives to protect ordinary Australians. At Firefighters Mutual Bank we recognise this. That’s why we support Australia’s firefighters, the emergency services, rescue and their families to make the most of their money.

As a member-owned bank we exist for the benefit of our members, meaning we are committed to ensuring your needs come first. Our three values of advocacy, passion and sustainability shape the way we innovate and grow our organisation, including our competitive banking products and services. We offer a comprehensive range of products and services that are low in fees and have great rates. For more information about how you can become a member of Firefighters Mutual Bank visit us at

Fire Protection Technologies

Recent legislation passed in Queensland has focused Industry on the removal and destruction of fluorinated AFFF fire fighting foam concentrates containing PFOS and PFOA and replacing them with Fluorine Free Alternatives

Following on from this legislation, Fire Protection Technologies has introduced the Fomtec range

of Fluorine Free foam concentrates with superior performance over competitive products.

Fomtec Fluorine Free foam concentrates are environmentally sustainable, non bio-accumulative and PFOS and PFOA free. Fomtec Fluorine Free foam concentrates are used to effectively extinguish

Class B fires under all conditions and without concern for environmental persistence.

Fomtec Fluorine Free foam concentrates are formulated using new laboratory technologies and techniques

and are high performance synthetic foams specifically designed to replace traditional AFFF and AR-AFFF foam concentrates and older fluoroprotein foams.

Fomtec Fluorine Free foam concentrates can be used in fresh, salt or brackish water and possess excellent burn back resistance due to its remarkable flow and sealing characteristics. The foaming characteristics of Fomtec foam concentrate formulations allow the foam to quickly spread across the burning liquid and rapidly suppress the fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is the State Government agency responsible for the provision of fire, rescue and hazmat services in cities and towns across New South Wales. The FRNSW is one of the key agencies involved in the response phase of most emergency or disaster events throughout NSW. FRNSW’s purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, environment and economy of NSW.

As one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services, we manage fire emergencies in NSW’s major cities and towns. We respond to rescues, hazardous materials incidents and possible terrorism activities across the State. We work with other government agencies to minimise the impact of bushfires, storms, floods, landslides, building collapses, motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies. We also run prevention and preparedness programs to prevent these emergencies and reduce their impact on the community.

Fire Response Pty Ltd

Fire Response will display a range of New and current Industry leading products on stands 472 – 473.

Fire Fighting Foam – VS Focum

Fluorine Free Foam (FFF) and C6 foams will be on display. Mainly Newtonian based which offer significant savings and better compatibility with existing equipment.

Thermal Imaging Camera’s – FLIR

The industry leading K2 was purpose designed for Rural Applications. And the industry leading DJI Inspire Drone mounted TIC’s.


From battery powered / fully portable at 5,300 lumens to truck mounted (14,000 to 28,000 lumens) to the only AS/NZ approved 20,000 lumen 240vAC Scenelight

Torches / Flashlights

From the Streamlight Survivor – Knucklehead – Headlamps – Flashlights. See for yourself why Streamlight products lead the industry and are widely recognised as the industry leader.

Couplings and Hoses

A range of Storz couplings from Luitpold Schott – BI adaptors – Redhead Brass Barway fittings to various Hose configuration.

Fire Fighting Nozzle & Monitors

Akron Brass is the world largest manufacturer of Handline Fire nozzles and Monitors. Come and inspect their latest products.

Protective Case

From small Cases to large Cases. Nanuk cases are widely considered the best Protective cases money can buy.

FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

FLIR is the world leader in the design & manufacture of Thermal Imaging cameras for applications such as firefighting, predictive maintenance, building diagnostics, R&D, automation, military and security to name just a few.

FLIR manufactures the K series IR camera models which have been developed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of firefighters and has worked directly with firefighters around the world in developing the K series to make sure that we met their exact needs with a product that was fit for purpose and at the right price point. This has led to the complete range of K series TIC’s we have today.

The K65 is our NFPA 1801 compliant camera which covers all bases for firefighters that need to work in tough operating conditions where an Intrinsically safe camera might be required. The K55, K53, K45 and K43 are our mid-range TICs with resolutions from 240×180 pixels or 320×240 pixels and are able to withstand a drop from 2 meters onto concrete and are water resistant (IP67) and fully operational up to +260°C for 5 minutes. Lastly our K2 is our lowest cost TIC aimed at volunteer firefighters. Please visit us at AFAC stand 415 to see these and other FLIR firefighting products.

Forestry Corporation of NSW

Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage recreation, environmental sustainability and renewable timber production in more than two million hectares of NSW State forests.

We are Australia’s largest grower of plantation pine, producing enough timber to construct a quarter of the houses built in Australia each year, and produce certified sustainable native hardwood timber. A State Owned Corporation with an independent Board of Directors, our sustainability framework sets out our principles for managing both the forests and our business.

Forestry Corporation and its predecessor Forests NSW have been managing State Forests for timber production, recreation and conservation for 100 years. Our people range from firefighters to ecologists to logistic specialists to Aboriginal partnership liaisons.

Fraser Fire and Rescue Limited

Fraser Fire and Rescue has been producing high quality fire appliances for the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region for 17 years. We are a high tech production engineering company committed to producing the highest quality engineered fire appliances for our customers.

Our staff are passionate about manufacturing, technology and delivering the highest standard of service.Our fire appliances are fully designed and engineered using state of the art technologies, resulting in consistent quality, innovative solutions and value for money. We work in collaboration with our customers to develop superior products, taking into consideration, safety, the environment and reduction of whole of life costs. Our range of products is extensive and includes BA seats, hose reels, monitors and roller shutter doors. We believe we manufacture more fire appliances components in-house than any manufacturer worldwide. This ensures we have the greatest control over supply of components and contracted delivery dates.

Our production capacity is scalable to suit demand and we have proven our ability to deliver to schedule. Frasers is proud to announce that it is opening a new facility in Adelaide, capable of servicing the Australian market.

FRSA (Fire Rescue Safety Australia Pty Ltd)

Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA) are professional equipment suppliers and service agents who provide expertise in equipment selection to assist our customers to prepare and manage their emergency response capability.

Our holistic “One Source” capability provides customers the opportunity to streamline their procurements channels, reduce risk and maintain their assets all through a company who is passionate about taking care of your business and compliance requirements.

FRSA represents a myriad of manufacturers who lead the world in their respective fields. We are proud to represent companies such as Holmatro, Task Force Tips (TFT), Avon Protection (Argus), Nardi Compressori, Euramco (Ramfan), Cobalt Light, Eflare, Grace Industries, Pax Bags, Biomarine, Microgard, Fire Service Plus, SafeQuip, Specialised Inflatable Technology (SIT), MSA Safety, Scott Safety and many more.

FRSA is also proud to announce the successful Certification of their Integrated Management System by DNV-GL. We employ quality people, promote quality products and provide quality services that mirror the certifications we have achieved.

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