Issue 62 – July 2017

AFAC17
AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ – Where the emergency management sector innovates

In early September the emergency management community will come together at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ…

If you’re unfit and overweight you’re a liability as a firefighter

Have a look around at the crew you are working with, be it career or…

Sharing experiences is also a chance to share solutions

It is very rewarding to host a major conference such as the recent Fire Australia…

Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Fire and Emergency New Zealand – New Zealand’s new fire and emergency leadership

On 1 July 2017, more than 14,000 people from 40 different organisations, including the New…

Carrying a payload of up to 12,253 litres coupled with a dispatch speed of up to 425 knots, the Avro RJ85 represents the future generation in large air tanker.
Field Air and Conair – Aerial firefighting companies with an appreciation for quality and innovation

Canadian based Conair Inc. has a long and proven history in fixed wing firefighting. Their…

GAAM MK450 HP/LP pump fitted to an air-cooled Hatz diesel.
GAAM – Manufacturer and supplier of firefighting pumps that can be relied on

GAAM was founded as a family-run engineering organisation and has grown to become a leader…

The GORE® PARALLON™ System provides consistent thermal protection in wet and dry conditions.
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. – Managing moisture in structural PPE

Today’s specialist structural fire kit is designed to protect the wearer from extreme heat and…

Weatherproof analogue addressable heat detector on display and working just fine. Another one of these detectors worked perfectly after twelve months immersion in a similar fish tank.
Pertronic – Fire detector in a fish tank draws in the crowd at Fire Australia 2017

To highlight the challenges confronting fire detection and alarm system manufacturers in the 21st century,…

OGAV 2016 opening ceremony.
Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2017 – The 5th Edition will be held in Vung Tau City, Vietnam

The future of Oil & Gas technologies and machineries will be the main focus of…

FireNZ 2017
FireNZ 2017 – The leading fire-related industry conference in New Zealand

Fire New Zealand (FireNZ) has experienced considerable growth over the past three years. A substantial…

The Academy is not only functional but architecturally pleasing.
Hong Kong Fire and Ambulance Services Academy – Part 2

We started the journey in the April edition of Asia Pacific Fire on the Hong…

Tyco Fire Protection Products is now known as Johnson Controls.
Ten years of Tyco’s women’s growth network and inaugural SFPE Conference

This month saw the inaugural Society Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Conference take place in Dubai…

Wuhan Greenland Center.
High-rise building evacuation

Fire Protection and Life Safety have always been a critical design component for high-rise buildings.…

RPAS pilot Leading Firefighter Peter Loenen conducts a mission during the northeast Victoria flood event.
MFB pioneering the use of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems by fire services

Since 2010 Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) has been developing the use of low altitude…

The £20m West Cambridge Data Centre is fitted with Advanced fire panels.
The crucial role of fire systems in Asia Pacific data centres

With China alone accounting for seven percent of global data centre capacity and annual growth…

Simple to use! Extend, hold and release a burst of aerosol.
Smokesabre is the solution to aerosol smoke alarm testing

Smoke alarms are often an overlooked safety essential. The domestic smoke alarm is a very…

Mr. Hans Guttman, Executive Director, ADPC, addressing the audience during the Dissemination Meeting on Lessons Identified from Hospital Risk Assessments at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
ADPC’s new Executive Director sets sights on interventions that matter

Hans Guttman had a long international career before joining the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)…

Wei’s Technology – Explosion proof extinguishing and scouting robot.
Approaching the flame fire fighting robot

Australia has a considerable amount of petroleum and gas terminals across the country. These terminals…

Workshop participants being welcomed to Cape York with a traditional smoking ceremony.
Cape York fire knowledge – reconnecting tradition

The Country Fire Authority of Victoria (CFA), through the CFA Koori Inclusion Action Plan 2014-2019…

Drag-and-drop reporting means you decide what insight is important to your business.
Effective field service software can improve your fire safety productivity

Technicians are expensive resources. By identifying and addressing key areas of inefficiency within your resources,…

Decontamination shower in use by a first responder.
Cancer and the firefighter – how decontamination showers can help

Over the years the incidence of cancer among firefighters has been shown to be far…

BMU Rescue Simulator hanging suspended along the Rescue Training Tower.
Training rescue workers for gondola related emergency situations

The Hong Kong Fire Service Department Training Academy (the Academy) is the first to facilitate…

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