Issue 61 – April 2017

Good governance not always the most comfortable road

As with any peak body, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) which is Australia’s peak…

Fully encapsulated Trellchem EVO suit with large visor.
The S.E.A. Group – Launching a new Interspiro self-contained breathing apparatus

Interspiro, the renowned designer and manufacturer of SCBA equipment, has recently released a new breathing…

Flame simulation.
Training is the key to everything in emergency services

Regular readers will have noticed that the last two issues of Asia Pacific Fire have…

Tornatech Fire Pump Controllers with ViZiTouch V2 operator interface.
Tornatech – UL Listed and FM Approved Electric and Diesel Fire Pump Controllers

World Class Products and Customer Service Tornatech specializes in the conception and manufacturing of fire…

The Pacific F15 Structural Fire Helmet fitted with Titan Firecoms to allow wearers to retain full situational awareness.
Pacific F15 Structural Fire Helmet – Combining 34 years of Kevlar® heritage with cutting-edge design and technology

The new Pacific F15 Structural Fire Helmet from Pacific Helmets combines the 34 year heritage…

Shanghai Yuexing Global Harbor.
Building emergency operations and big data

Big data is a concept of using data to facilitate the process of smarter decisions…

The Lumkani device has already been rolled out successfully in parts of Africa, and is easy to install.
Research helps fire protection in Bangladesh

Research into how Australian children are involved in bushfire preparations around the home is being…

40Wh battery fire.
LITH-EX Fire Extinguishers – A portable fire extinguisher designed for Lithium battery fires

The news is filled with ever more examples of fires caused by Lithium batteries, from…

Fig. 1: Vapour seal against flammability with AFFF.
Queensland’s ‘management of firefighting foam’ policy – Part 2

Last issue, Part 1 of this article covered a range of issues with Queensland’s (QLD)…

The standard for automatic fire sprinkler systems is being revised to help provide better protection during fire evacuation situations.
Standards for Fire Services and the emergency management community

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government, not-for-profit organisation for developing standards in Australia. Our…

Fire crews conduct a prescribed burn in the Adelaide Hills.
How much do we invest in prescribed burning?

In the last few decades, the frequency of large, intense wildfires has increased in many…

Tatra 4x4, 5000L fire appliance.
Tatra delivers off-road

Three critical areas of focus appear to be uppermost in the minds of fire and…

Triple sensing and multi-criteria detection technology boosts accurate detection of a real fire.
Fire or fake? Reducing the risk of false alarms

The minimisation of false and unwanted alarms is a key challenge that continues to plague…

Another school block lost to arson.
Extinguishing arson – myth vs methodology

Many community groups, schools, forestry managers and others whose properties are frequent targets of arson…

Firefighters are in the fight with a huge fire in refinery.
An overview of the Tehran Fire Department

With the recent disaster in Tehran where 16 firefighters were killed in the line of…

A modern supercomputer, the CSIRO bragg machine.
Wildfire prediction: Systems for the future

Wildfires are dangerous and incredibly destructive events – difficult to fight and difficult to predict.…

Red Cross has been responding to emergencies and providing humanitarian assistance in Australia since 1914. We are committed to strengthening and extending our emergency services work to assist all Australians prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Using AIIMS for a welfare response

During emergency operations, Australian Red Cross, like many emergency management agencies, uses the Australasian Inter-Service…

The Neo-Soho Residential Tower and Mall building engulfed in flames on the night of November 9th 2016.
A perspective on high rise building fires involving the façade

The recent fire that occurred on the 9th November 2016 involving the Neo-Soho project in…

Location of Tokyo Subway, Japan.
Can graph theory techniques help with emergency response

To understand how components of our built environment and society will fare during a disaster,…

Investigations take place in different locations and situations.
Qualifications and procedures for fire investigation

Some might say that investigating fire origin and cause is an “Art”, but it is…

A firefighter delivers a Go Pro of the footage captured from within the house burn.
Escape my house – a virtual reality experience

Faced with a level of public complacency, the New Zealand Fire Service wanted to take…

Pacific helmets, Zanray firefighting suits, and POK nozzles are some of the equipment that will be available through the new Pac Fire New Zealand.
Pac Fire New Zealand Ltd – Introducing premium ranges of safety products to the New Zealand market

For over 35 years Pacific Safety International Ltd (PSI), owned and operated by the Bennett…

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