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ACT Emergency Services Agency

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.

www.esa.act.gov.au

ACT Parks and Conservation Service

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’.

www.environment.act.gov.au/ACT-parks-conservation

ADA (Australian Defence Apparel Pty Ltd)

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.

www.ada.com.au

Adashi Systems LLC

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.
www.adashisystems.com

Akron Brass Company

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.

www.akronbrass.com

Babcock Pty Ltd

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.

www.babcock.com.au

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.

www.bluemont.com.au

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.

www.brucktextiles.com.au

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.

www.bnhcrc.com.au

Capita

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.

www.capitacontrolsolutions.co.uk

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.

www.centurionfire.com.au

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.

www.chubb.com.au

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.

www.eccosafetygroup.com.au

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.

www.colheli.com

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.

www.cristanini.com

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.

www.draeger.com

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]

www.eshealth.com.au

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.

www.eskaaus.com.au

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.

www.ferno.com.au

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.

www.fieldair.com.au

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 www.fmbank.com.au

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.

www.fire-protection.com.au

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