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Can one suit protect firefighters from all risks?

The revolution in protective clothing has been unrelenting over recent years, driven by incredible technical innovation. Today’s firefighters wear clothing made from lightweight fire-resistant fabrics that incorporate systems to manage heat and moisture build-up and mitigate risks such as heat…

Rosenbauer AT 4×4: the solution for airports

The Whangarei Airport (WRE), located on the North Island of New Zealand, is a new member to the AT family after recently taking possession of a MAN-based Rosenbauer AT 4×4.  Whangarei Airport’s AT is designed to give best-in-class performance and…

Why Dubai is the focus for all emergency responders in January at Intersec 2022

Thousands of fire professionals will be in Dubai next month for one of the world’s biggest safety events, Intersec 2022. Visitors will be able to meet with manufacturers, view the latest equipment and attend an industry-leading conference programme, which will…

HAIX Group – From concept to finished firefighter boots

Team development instead of quiet tinkering As with every HAIX boot, the development of a firefighter boot requires real teamwork: a collaboration between artisan shoemakers, design experts and quality specialists in an intensive exchange across departments. And the boot can…

Crusader Hose – At-the-ready for bush fire season

With the official start of bushfire season in many states already in place, it’s time to encourage the volunteer rural fire brigades to take stock of their equipment. It’s also time for property owners to review their fire-safety plan and…

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…

Critical protection from GORE particulate hoods

The fire industry has become increasingly aware in recent years of the potential risks to firefighters from exposure to fireground particulates. Studies have shown that some of the most vulnerable areas are around the neck and ears, despite being covered…

A tale of five presidents: what the past can tell us about the future of fire protection

As we forge ahead in the face of ongoing government reform initiatives, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) sought insights from some of our former presidents, and the current office-bearer, about what the future holds.  As Australia’s peak industry body…

After almost a decade of service, AFAC welcomes new CEO

After nine years as CEO of AFAC, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services, Stuart Ellis AM is retiring. The AFAC Board of Directors have appointed Rob Webb, AFAC Director of National Projects and Innovation and Program Director for…

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…

HAIX Group – Why MADE IN EUROPE means so much to HAIX

Firefighters may know where their boots will take them, but do they know where they came from? As the world calls for greater supply-chain transparency, it may matter more than ever before. Supply-chain transparency and ethical production are no longer…

Seam integrity is critical to firefighter protection

When it comes to specifying protective clothing for firefighters there should never be any compromise on performance or quality.  At Gore, the guiding principle is ‘Fitness for Use’, which means that every aspect of a firefighter’s specific operational needs is…

Reel-Tech – Safer hose reel design improves crewhealth and safety and reduces injury

For more than 20 years, Reel-Tech have proudly represented US-based longstanding fire-hose reel manufacturer Hannay Reels as a key distributor for Australia and New Zealand, throughout this time continuously adding engineering and customization for local fire market needs. Focusing on…

ECO-DRY Shield – The wildland protection of choice for South Australia

Australia is one of the most wildfire-prone countries in the world. Bushfires are a regular natural occurrence in the country, with many plants and animals having evolved to adapt to these conditions. Aboriginal Australians used fire to clear out dead…

Firefighter safety, 30 years in the making

Safety. Comfort. Unless both are built into their protective clothing, no firefighter will be able to perform the tasks demanded of them. But how do you achieve that? For technical textiles specialist Otego, the answer lay in FIRESHIELD, a fire…

Esteri CAFS by One Seven® – A match merciless to fire

Esteri CAFS by One Seven® combines a traditional vehicle pump and an efficient CAF system into one compact unit. Mounted on the same body as a reliable Esteri pump, the system saves space and makes it easier to install in…

Crusader Hose – Reliable fire management equipment you can rely on

When supply lines are needed to transfer water closer to the fire from long distances, the hose must be easy to manage, durable and reliable. Crusader Hose has redesigned Flexiline layflat hose to satisfy the demands of supply lines by…

Disaster prevention and mitigation in Thailand

The Thai Government recently established the National Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Committee (NDPMC). Our good friend Lt Warodom Sucharitkul who helped establish the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations-Asia and who represents the Building Inspectors Association has been appointed to the…

Centurion Fire Rescue Equipment – Reliable, world-class equipment for emergency services

For more than two decades, Centurion Fire Rescue Equipment has been providing fire and rescue equipment solutions for emergency services across Australia and New Zealand. We specialise in ladders, gantries and vehicle roller doors and are the trusted name for…

Babcock Australasia – An independent capability partner for critical and complex assets

Trusted, innovative and collaborative, Babcock Australasia is continuing its growth as a defence, aviation and critical services company, providing agile, reliable and responsive end-to-end solutions for customers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Employing more than 1,300 talented people across the…

Hose Master – Revolutionizing the maintenance of fire hoses

Hose Master is the world’s most modern automatic hose-care equipment for fire hoses. It washes, pressure tests, detects holes, dries and coils hoses fully automatically, which saves enormous resources of civil protection. A whole series of key operational innovations reduces…

GORE-TEX – Why GORE-TEX products offer proven protection

Firefighters around the world continue to benefit from the trusted protection of GORE-TEX products 30 years after Gore introduced the first durably waterproof, breathable moisture barrier into firefighting PPE. GORE-TEX fabrics have led the innovation of groundbreaking moisture barrier technology…

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