Issue 63 – October 2017

The three pillars of fire protection

People, products and enforcement: these are the three pillars we need to get right to…

LIVE FIRE Exercise – a highlight of the Fire School.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control

APAC Xtreme Fire School is back! 15th–18th January 2018, Thailand Following the success of the…

AFAC17
Collaborating for success at AFAC17 in Sydney

Staged for and by the sector, AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, was held from 4-7 September…

PROFILE Flexible – MZX Technology at its heart.
Zettler Profile Flexible

The next step in fire detection solutions Zettler profile Flexible is a powerful fire detection…

www.offroadtrucks.com.au
Offroad Trucks Australia – Fire and emergency tender destined to stir the present field

Offroad Trucks Australia, the WA-based national distributor of Tatra trucks, has signalled a move outside…

Discover SprinkCAD 3D by watching the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLKMG3PgU2o
TYCO SprinkCAD™ Software Suite – Advanced sprinkler design software for the fire protection professional

Learn how to build a code-compliant sprinkler system quickly and easily with the TYCO SprinkCAD…

STORM and MUST Team rescued Singapore student victims at KM 6.0.
Earthquake SAR operation in Mount Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and forest fires are among the tragedies that often…

AS 1170.4, Structural design actions – Earthquake actions in Australia, helps protect buildings from the devastating effects of earthquakes.
Construction in bushfire prone areas

Bushfires are common in Australia due to our hot and dry climate, making the bushfire…

Flooded goods from home in Lismore, New South Wales 2017.
Disaster risk management: Australian challenges

Australia is exposed to a variety of natural and technological disaster risks, which vary in…

We should make the most of trade exhibitions

Both customer and client are there to exchange information. Just make sure it’s the correct…

Firefighter PPE must be ergonomic and comfortable, as well as protective.
Fit for action

When designing PPE for firefighters, providing protection against the dangers of fire is of course…

A machine learning model of tropical cyclone wind risk

Extreme winds from tropical cyclones (TCs) regularly threaten communities worldwide. In recent decades significant efforts…

Condensed aerosol should not impinge on areas with personnel under Australian standards.
Thai Pyrogen deaths a grim reminder

The tragic deaths of eight people following the accidental triggering of a Pyrogen extinguishing system…

Boosters come in all shapes and sizes.
Making firefighting and fire protection work together

We spend billions of dollars on fire safety in buildings, sprinklers, fire alarms and fire…

MICC cable installation.
Electrical circuits supporting life safety and fire fighting equipment

Unlike other cables, fire resistant cables have to work even when directly exposed to fire…

Many fatalities occur close to home, according to the research.
Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

Fatalities from floods are a major cause of natural hazard deaths around the globe. Here…

A prescribed burn in the Margaret River region in 2011 escaped due to the unusual weather caused by the ‘mountain wave’ phenomena.
Mountain waves and extreme fire behaviour

One of the most challenging situations in fire management is when relatively non-threatening weather conditions…

It is important to work in close cohesion with the Fire Brigade once the fire has been extinguished.
Flood/water restoration is part of community recovery

Fires cause Home and Business owners to face the anguish of losing prized valuables, photographs, documents, even special items that may be low in cost but high in sentimental value for parents or children who understand that replacement with a new item is not always the best option.

Most people who have never experienced the impact of fire, understand that it’s probably the most traumatic and distressing event they will ever likely experience. Within the industry, we genuinely care about getting people back on their feet again.

That is where the role of the Restoration company comes into its own. This is not to say that everything is restorable as there are some items in a fire that will be damaged beyond repair and deemed beyond salvage, but for those items deemed potentially salvageable, the restorer has a very good chance of successfully restoring the damaged structure or contents.

The future of emergency management
The future of emergency management

A number of related trends are shaping the future of the emergency services landscape. Their…

Bathurst 216 crew.
Is your fire service prepared? Firefighter cardiac arrest – Part 1

As all of us know, firefighting is a dangerous profession and it is increasingly evident…

In hall 6, A+A 2017 will feature a special show with an impressive live glimpse of certain training situations.
Aiming high – and aiming safely

Working at high altitudes is considered to be extremely dangerous. Fire services, for instance, need…

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