Issue 53 – April 2015

Neil Bibby talks with… Dr Peter Meikle, Xtralis Pty Ltd

I sat down for a pleasant chat with Peter Meikle about where we have come…

Hainsworth the Innovator Meets Needs of Firefighters

Hainsworth has been working closely with firefighters for more than 150 years. The company dates…

W.L. Gore and Associates – Meeting the Challenge of Stored Energy

There is no question that firefighters are better protected than ever before thanks to the…

PPE/PPC – The Last Line of Defence – Part 2

In my last article in this series of Last Line Of Defence, I wrote about…

The Role of Standards in Fire Risk Management
The Role of Standards in Fire Risk Management

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column,…

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Building in Bushfire Prone Areas, Considerations for Construction

Australians have a fundamental connection to the bush. Much of our cultural folklore surrounds Australia’s…

Important Information on Smoke Alarms

If one piece of fire protection equipment is likely to save your life, it will…

Defence Science & Technology Organisation, CBRN Research

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering…

Meeting the Warehouse Sprinkler Challenge

The protection challenges for storage commodities have increased with the storage of more plastic commodities,…

Monitoring Fixed Fire Suppression Systems

Coltraco Ultrasonics is a leading UK based OEM of ultrasonic measuring equipment for the maintenance…

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Advocacy in Overdrive – The Work of FPA Australia

As the peak body for fire protection in Australia, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia)…

Online Forums Showcase Bushfire CRC Research

Hundreds of participants from across the emergency management sector, both in Australia and internationally, have…

Primetech – Pioneers in Communication

The launch of Primetech’s innovative new MultiNet Comms range of portable incident ground communications solutions…

Coupled models will be able to better predict fire behaviour along ridgelines, such as this bushfire in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, 2014.
Where to Next with Fire Modelling?

Excessive amounts of heat and moisture generated by large bushfires can affect the surrounding atmosphere,…

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a network of disaster prone and…

Creating an Above Ground Fire Shelter

Following the disastrous bushfires of 7 February 2009 I was shocked at the significant loss…

A new face at Asia Pacific Fire
A new face at Asia Pacific Fire

This is my first edition of Asia Pacific Fire and I look forward to many…

New Packing Concept for Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are gaining ground. The range of possible applications is virtually endless and the…

Piercing Nozzle From TFT

The TASK FORCE TIPS Transformer Piercing Nozzle System is being cited for firefighting applications that…

Fire Storm Nozzle From Darley

The new Fire Storm nozzle from DARLEY is claimed to deliver the quality and performance…

Kidde’s New Angus Hose

KIDDE AUSTRALIA has launched the Target extruded fire hose, a new development from Angus Fire…

Time for TFT to Trigger an IMPULSE…

Never afraid to challenge traditional firefighting techniques, Task Force Tips is introducing the new IMPULSE…

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