With a staggering amount of construction taking place across the region, and with fire safety a primary consideration in building design, the challenge for all parties involved is to effectively certify their fire safety strategy to align with the Hong…
I would guess that many people have known ‘A theory of human motivation’ of Abraham Harold Maslow, an American psychologist. The theory consists of 5 elements, and one of them is safety needs. Human being has a strong desire to…
Kussmaul Electronics Co., Inc. was founded in September 1967 in the USA by Ernest A. Kussmaul. He started in the back of his garage (10 x 20 ft. area), initially as an Engineering Consulting Service, then manufacturing other peoples’ products,…
The first duty of firefighting PPE has always been to protect the crew from the immediate external risks associated with exposure to heat and flame. However in recent years, research has raised additional concerns about firefighters’ health, which has prompted…
From its beginnings in the 1940s, as a manufacturer and supplier of furnishing and fashion apparel fabrics, Bruck Textiles has evolved to be a provider of innovative high quality technical textile solutions for personal protective clothing that’s used around the…
The Australian fire protection sector came together on 9 November 2017 in the beautiful Metropolis venue overlooking the Melbourne skyline to recognise their best and brightest at the Fire Protection Industry Awards Gala 2017. It was only the second year…
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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.