APF Magazine E-Newswire December 2015

Clean-up underway in Kurnell after ‘unprecedented’ storm delivers 213kph winds

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said the destructive winds hit around 10:30am (AEDT) on 16th December,…

New Zealand’s northern most fire, started by stupidity.

The fire that started on the northern most tip of New Zealand’s northern island put…

Santa Commanders continue preparations for Santa’s visit

Airservices preparations for Santa’s visit to Australia on 24 December—one of the busiest nights of…

Coroner finds AusNet Services could have prevented one of the 2009 Australian fires.
Coroner finds AusNet Services could have prevented one of the 2009 Australian fires.

In handing down his findings into the 2009 Marysville fire, where 40 people were killed,…

Phoenix software to assist in bushfire modelling

A computer program (called Phoenix) that predicts the movement of bushfires is set to help…

MSA Safety
Fighting the toxic environment of fire with ISO standards

There are few events as traumatic as a fire. This is especially true if someone…

Firefighter recruits ready for their next chapter at airports

Eighteen new aviation rescue firefighters will start work next week at airports around the country…

HOPE Technik boosts urban fire-fighting capabilities with newest Red Rhino unveiled at Home Team Festival 2015

It was a proud moment for HOPE Technik as the fifth generation Red Rhino, or…

New technology to stop bushfires starting from power lines
New technology to stop bushfires starting from power lines

High-voltage power lines have been the source of many deadly bushfires, as a result of…

Russian Fire Safety Certificate renewed for E2S Warning Signals’ key products
Russian Fire Safety Certificate renewed for E2S Warning Signals’ key products

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, recently…

Mine fire kills 21 in North Eastern China.

A late Friday (20th November) fire at a coal mine in Heilongjiang province China killed…

The Bullard Eclipse® LDX Thermal Imager offers the newest state-of-the-art infrared engine technology with the highest image quality and performance for the fire service. Image courtesy of Bullard.
Thermal Imagers – Seeing through the Smoke

There is little doubt that thermal imagers (TIs) save lives. Lifting the veil of thick…

Emergency Operations Center at the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre (AHA Centre) displaying the Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS), which is based on PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform designed to support early warning, multi hazard monitoring, and decision support.
Applying Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

For nearly 20 years, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) has envisioned and helped to foster a…

Rubble blocks a Christchurch street. Image courtesy of John McCombe, New Zealand Fire Service.
Risk Reduction Gulf: The two sides of Earthquake Disasters

With the tragedy that played out after Nepal’s earthquakes this year, there were stories of…

New PAC Fire distribution centre in Yatala, Queensland, Australia.
Pac Fire Australia goes Forward (but Back) to Early Ownership Beginnings

It is just more than 18 months since the ownership of Pac Fire Australia was…

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