Issue 58 – July 2016

Fire testing ground in Auxquimia´s facility, Spain.
Firefighting foam concentrates – the constant evolution: Part 1

In the last decade there have been many advances in foam for firefighting. Since 2001…

Residents call attention to a man lying dead on a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia. who had died three days earlier. When no burial team came, people wearing rubber gloves dragged him into the street, stopping traffic and demanding he be taken away.
Ebola 2013-2016 – how long will the memory last?

All of the three countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – most affected by…

Radio is the lifeblood for safety on the fireground.
Australian fire app focuses on firefighter safety

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) provides first-line response to rural fires and road…

Gamba grass-infested country near Batchelor, Northern Territory, August 2015.
The social life of policy and planning

Quiet rightly, people in the natural hazards sector hold science in high regard. Scientific research…

Plastic pipe penetration seal through concrete wall with PROMASEAL® Bulkhead Sealer and PROMASEAL® Retrofit Collar at the New Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia.
Effective fire stopping solutions now better recognised in Asia

In most countries and organisations, the term “fire stopping” refers to a system of penetration…

TeamViewer allows remote control and monitoring of fire graphics systems such as Pertronic FireMap.
Remote access puts your fire system at your fingertips

Managing a large or complex facility becomes a lot easier if you can get the…

For personnel in the field, resilient systems are critical.
Hello, Emergency Services – why do you need recording solutions?

Selecting the right voice and data recording system is vital for the successful management of…

Aircraft are called to survey and fight firefronts too dangerous for ground crews.
Collaboratively managing our aerial firefighting resources

The reality of firefighting is that it is a complex science. Now more than ever…

Chemical exposure victims, wearing their privacy garments, stand in a triage area while waiting for further decontamination instruction.
Mass decontamination in a public setting – making privacy a priority

You respond to an unknown chemical emergency at a high school gymnasium. When you arrive…

Fire Officers distribute the fire prevention leaflets to the citizens.
Fire Services of Macao SAR, China

Macao consists of Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. It became a Special Administrative…

Scorched areas near Lake Mackenzie at an altitude of about 1200 metres, after lightning strikes triggered fires on January 13.
Understanding future fire danger

The risks of climate change were thrown into sharp relief this recent summer for Australia’s…

FireFighting Foam in use in an emergency spill situation.
Environmental selection and use of firefighting foams

The fire protection industry has concerns with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s…

Fireboat Elite and Diving Supports Vessel at the Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter fire September 2015.
Marine firefighting with the Hong Kong Fire Services Department

The Hong Kong Fire Services Department (HKFSD) is one of the largest and well trained…

AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ – Where the emergencymanagement sector innovates

Under the theme Getting the Balance Right: Mitigation – Response – Recovery the AFAC16 program,…

ArcGIS allows emergency management teams to respond to incidents and update the public immediately.
GIS technology improves the workflow of emergency management

Over the last several years, emergency management has become more complicated. Large-scale emergencies seem to…

A stunning image highlighting the clean lines of the innovative Scania P360 CB6x6 HHZ airport crash tender supplied to Boolgeeda Airport in Western Australia.
Frontline Fire & Rescue Equipment – Australia’s leading manufacturers of firefighting and specialist Vehicles

Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) operate numerous mine sites around the thinly populated Pilbara region…

Pelican’s latest safety-approved lighting tool, the 3325 helmet light
Pelican™ – Intrinsically safe, safety-approved lighting

When working in a hazardous or dangerous environment, it is imperative to use an intrinsically…

Modular Red Rack™ systems can be ordered in virtually any wall run length.
Ready Rack® – Structurally superior design does not require rear grid

Since Groves Incorporated invented the PPE gear storage system in 1980, we never stopped innovating…

Industry can now make more informed choices when selecting external wall systems.
Standards Australia – Fire propagation testing and classification of external walls

By increasing community awareness of standards, they can help industry and consumers make informed purchasing…

10Tanker
10tanker – FDC-10 tactical use by New South Wales Rural Fire Service

Last December firefighters from New South Wales began using their DC-10 Large Airtanker in a…

Waterax
Waterax – Trusted by wildland firefighters since the 1920’s

Wildland portable pumps are an essential tool for firefighting operations, especially in remote environments where…

The GORE® PARALLON™ System reduces the risk of burn injuries and heat stress in wet and dry conditions.
GORE® PARALLON™ System – Ultimate protection without compromise

There is a paradox in firefighter protective clothing that in order to maintain the current…

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