International studies have shown that firefighters have a significantly higher risk of developing cancer in comparison to the average wider population. Because of insufficient proof of the interrelationship between cancer and the different cases of fire, in many countries this…
APAC Xtreme Fire School is back! 15th–18th January 2018, Thailand Following the success of the 2017 APAC Xtreme Fire School, Williams Fire & Hazard Controls (WF&HC) Industrial team is coming back to Asia! The next fire school will be held…
Staged for and by the sector, AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, was held from 4-7 September 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. The sectors’ premier annual conference and exhibition saw more than 3,200 people come together in Sydney to discuss…
The next step in fire detection solutions Zettler profile Flexible is a powerful fire detection and alarm system that uses MZX Technology at its heart. MZX Technology was originally designed for operation in the most hostile of environments, therefore the…
Offroad Trucks Australia, the WA-based national distributor of Tatra trucks, has signalled a move outside its exclusive domain of severe off-road capability, with a new fire and emergency tender destined to stir the present field of metro and suburban F&E…
Learn how to build a code-compliant sprinkler system quickly and easily with the TYCO SprinkCAD software suite. This advanced sprinkler design software provides comprehensive tools for sprinkler system design, hydraulic calculation, fluid delivery time calculation, and more. The full SprinkCAD…
In early September the emergency management community will come together at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ to share the latest research, learnings and practice in emergency management. AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will bring leading experts in a range of fields to…
ACIM Solutions is a niche Registered Training Organisation (41002) offering high quality, nationally accredited training to paid staff and volunteers in the:
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) PUA60112 and the
Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) PUA52312 specifically tailored for the emergency management sector across Australasia.
We also offer a diverse range of practical and interactive short courses to develop leadership and interpersonal skills for those operating in this sector.
We are pleased to have an ongoing innovative partnership with CIFAL Newcastle and UNITAR in the design and delivery of our emergency management suite of programs. This partnership adds significant value to our programs and participants with access to worldwide resources and expertise around the challenges of emergency management and contemporary research on disaster resilience initiatives. Our participants can enjoy streamlined pathways into tertiary education with CIFAL to further their learning goals.
Our customised organisational programs are delivered via workshops, online, RPL and a blended format.
Our facilitators have extensive expertise and specialisation in emergency management roles.
Our innovative approach to learning supports the ongoing professionalism of this critical sector.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is the ACT Government organisation charged with providing emergency management services to the Canberra community.
The ESA comprises of ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT State Emergency Service and ESA Support Services. Together we are one team of many players with a single vision of being “the trusted agency for emergency management in the ACT.
ACT Fire & Rescue is a diverse organisation with legislated responsibility in a variety of areas related to fire and rescue, including fire suppression, rescue capabilities, and community safety activities.
ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) is responsible for protecting life, property and the environment from bush and grass fires that occur within rural or non-suburban areas of the ACT. ACTRFS has both volunteer brigades and a brigade of TAMS employees who work together responding to bush and grass fires, and conducting hazard reduction burning.
The ACT State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer emergency service organisation which gives immediate assistance to the community during emergencies and disasters. ACTSES volunteers provide community response to flood and storm 24 Hours a day, seven days a week.
ACT Parks and Conservation Service (ACT PCS) is the ACT Government’s national parks, nature conservation and land management agency. ACT PCS is part of the ACT Government’s Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. We have responsibility for managing commercial forest plantations in the ACT.
As a land manager in both the ACT and NSW (Googong Foreshores), ACT PCS has a legal responsibility which includes managing bushfire fuels on its land and limiting the spread of fire on and from its lands.
ACT PCS has a dedicated fire management section which facilitates the completion of the Bushfire Operations Plan and works with the various depots. The fire management section also includes a large fire suppression capability (approximately 150 firefighters) in the form of the PCS workforce, which constitutes the ’Parks Brigade’.
ADA (Australian Defence Apparel) has been in business for more than 100 years. Time has indeed tested and honed us into the innovative, responsive company that we are today.
We may make uniforms, but our work is all about the individual. No two organisations want or need the same thing delivered the same way, so the integrated business solutions we devise are unique to each clients needs.
The people who choose to work in the Emergency Services sector know that at times they may risk injury, but the risk is mitigated by effective protective clothing – and that’s where ADA is proud to play such a vital role.
Protection from hazards is the overwhelming priority in uniform design, but not at the expense of functionality and comfort. ADA balances this mix to provide each client with the best possible solution for their uniform needs.
We apply our passion, skill, experience and commitment to ensure that your organisation gets that ‘right’ uniform wardrobe.
Adashi Systems is a Baltimore, Maryland, USA based Software Company that is focused on delivering exceptional technology to emergency responders.
Our suite of products make lives easier by harnessing advanced technological power within a user-friendly, intuitive interface that dramatically increases communication and effectiveness.
Our Solutions include:
RollCall for Staff Rostering, Staff Scheduling and Management
Notify for Incident Notification (iOS and Droid)
MDT for Incident response (PC and Mobile)
C&C for Field incident command and resource management
LiveView for Common Operating Picture and situational awareness.
What makes Akron Brass the world’s most trusted brand of firefighting and emergency response equipment? Focused customer insight, advanced manufacturing and testing and best-in-class service ensures Akron Brass delivers the finest equipment and solutions to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.
Akron has built its reputation on providing durable nozzles, monitors and valves. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest quality standards today. We continue to innovate in our core water-flow products, while expanding in LED lighting and electronic control systems. For nearly 100 years, Akron has been dedicated to serving our communities by making them safer through the creation of durable, quality products.
Akron Brass Company is headquartered in Wooster, OH USA and is a unit of IDEX Corporation. Leading brands in the Fire & Safety market include AWG Fittings, Class1®, Godiva®, Hale®, Hurst Jaws of Life®, Lukas, Vetter® and Weldon.
Stop by AFAC Booth #257/258 or visit akronbrass.com to see our most recent innovations.
UltraJet® Nozzle: Simplifies fire ground operations with intuitive functionality, matching flows in all patterns, and the ability to change patterns without shutting down.
Revel® LED Scene Light: Combines a spot and flood pattern into one powerful 14K or 28K lumen LED Scene.
Revel Scout® Tactical Scene Light: Spot/flood LED optics increases overall visibility and is lightning fast to deploy.
StreamMaster™ II Monitor: Flows up to 2000 gpm (7600 lpm) with a patented waterway design.
ProVenger Nozzle: Fixed and selectable gallonage handline.
Babcock is a world leader in engineering and operational support to the emergency services sector. We believe in working in long-term partnerships with customers, helping you to identify, prioritise and make the hard choices required to successfully deliver critical public services in today’s uncertain environment.
We do this through delivering cost effective management and sustainment of critical and complex assets, designing and delivering bespoke training solutions, and providing emergency and mission critical helicopter services.
At AFAC, we’ll be showcasing some of the long term, performance based contracts that we have with our police, fire, ambulance, search and rescue, emergency medical and border protection customers. Some of these involve delivering reliability and availability for critical and complex assets – across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the United Kingdom and North America, we manage over 58,000 complex and critical vehicles – others involve emergency retrieval helicopter services and simulated training environments for fire fighters.
We’re delighted to sponsor AFAC this year, especially as the theme is ‘Collaborating for success’; an approach that we believe in.
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 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.
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 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 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® 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.
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.