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Are we technology dependent?

There is a lot to be said about the technology being developed in this gadget…

Embracing the change

In any organisation, change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s gradual, sometimes rapid, but all entities evolve…

High-quality leather is the basis of every HAIX firefighter boot. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
HAIX – Made in Europe – Manufacturing good firefighter boots starts in the pasture

European regulations are sometimes surprisingly lax. The individual parts of a shoe or boot can…

PNED aspirating smoke detector.
Partrix Fire GmbH – Next-generation aspirating smoke detectors based on innovative technology help detect more subtle fire threats

Partrix Fire is a fire-protection company specialising in developing aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs). Its core…

Professionalism and expertise will help members build trust and resilience in the communities they serve. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
IFE driving change to illuminate a fire-safe future

Asia Pacific Fire recently took the opportunity to speak with Steve Hamm, Institution of Fire…

Hose Master drew serious interest at AFAC 19 Melbourne. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Esteri Group – A Nordic provider of strong tools for important work

Most of the old, successful companies of today had a humble start in the beginning.…

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GESA – Global Emergency Services Action 

As members of the Emergency Services (ES) community, whether practitioners, consultants, or manufacturing companies, we…

The frequency of fire-generated thunderstorms has increased in the last 20 years, with Australia entering an era of violent pyro-convection. This research helps predict the formation of fire-generated thunderstorms, such as this one forming over Lake King in Western Australia, February 2020. Image courtesy of Christine Harper, DBCA, Western Australia
When fires cause storms

New technology is now available that predicts fire-generated thunderstorms, prompted by a sharp increase in…

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Firefighters show their skills by baking a cake

With the world in lockdown our firefighters have restricted opportunities to undertake training exercises. As…

Australia’s building industry is starting to recognise the importance of passive fire product certification. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The history of product certification
Third-party product certification schemes build on and strengthen the assurance provided by testing. They help…
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Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the…

Rescue teams need lightweight, breathable water and pathogen proof garments. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Can one suit protect firefighters from all risks?

The revolution in protective clothing has been unrelenting over recent years, driven by incredible technical…

The research program at Natural Hazards Research Australia is highly collaborative and flexible, based on partner needs. Image courtesy of Nathan Maddock, Natural Hazards Research Australia
Introducing Natural Hazards Research Australia

A new chapter in Australia’s national natural hazards research began in July last year, with…

Retail outlet application for conventional detectors. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The conventional market is not going away

For many people, the advent and growth of addressable fire detection indicated the end of…

Taking protective action during floods and storms

Public safety messages for floods and storms will be broadcast on ABC Radio this severe…

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Standards Australia celebrates centenary year

In October 2022, Standards Australia celebrates its 100th birthday. The company’s legacy would not be…

The MAN-based Rosenbauer AT 4x4 delivered to Whangarei Airport (WRE), on the North Island of New Zealand. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Rosenbauer AT 4×4: the solution for airports

The Whangarei Airport (WRE), located on the North Island of New Zealand, is a new…

Remote testing system setup for a FireDos GEN III proportioner. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
GEN III Smart Proportioner – remote testing system

Regular testing and maintenance ensure a maximum service life and functional and failure-related safety of…

Water being applied from a safe distance from the machine and to avoid smoke, extinguishing burning material and reduce dust emissions. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Suppression strategies for peat fires – Part 3

The main factors that affect fire spread in peat are moisture content, oxygen supply, and…

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Fire Australia 2022 – Be part of Australasia’s largest fire protection industry event

One of the most important conferences in the fire protection industry calendar, Fire Australia 2022…

Firefighters should pat themselves on the back

We all know the role of a firefighter is to protect members of the community…

The silent statistics

Two recent incidents have brought renewed attention to home fire safety. In Macksville, a town…

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