Issue 66 – July 2018

Will there be a firefighter in the future?

I was talking to an RAAF pilot recently about how technology with drones has changed…

A realistic roadmap

In the 24 recommendations of the recently-released Shergold-Weir report can be seen an achievable roadmap…

GAAM Emergency Products – 85 years of innovation as manufacturer and supplier of firefighting pumps

In 2018 GAAM is proud to celebrate 85 years of partnership with Australia’s fire, rescue,…

The Rosenbauer PANTHER is one of the most successful, efficient, and variable ARFF vehicles worldwide. Its multi-award-winning design and powerful performance make it the most modern fire fighting vehicle of our time.
Rosenbauer – a reliable partner to the fire services

Rosenbauer International AG is the world’s leading manufacturer of systems for firefighting and disaster protection.…

Fluorescent Aerosol Screening Test FAST UV-light photographs without Nomex® Nano Flex (left) and with Nomex® Nano Flex (right) illustrating after particle exposure for the test subject’s head and neck; bright yellow areas show where particles penetrated the ensemble.
Personal protective equipment needs to be clean, safe and reliable

Firefighters risk their lives every day to protect lives and property. Although heat stress, smoke…

Phenix Technology, Inc. – The leader in helmet design

Phenix Technology, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and operates out of its facility…

Emergency One (UK) Limited – The UK’s largest designer & manufacturer of specialist fire and rescue vehicles

Formed in 1989, the company has grown steadily to now produce over 230 vehicles a…

PBI is the first line of defence for firefighters.
PBI Performance Products – Innovation drives success at PBI

PBI has become a global force in firefighter protection thanks to the company’s unwavering commitment…

Mexican Red Cross engaged in rescue operations, with helmet model EOM.
Sicor S.p.A. – The best protection system for the head in wildland fire fighting

Certified UNI EN ISO 9001, Sicor S.p.A. is specialized in design, manufacture and marketing of…

Bronto Skylift model F28ALR at maximum boom extension showing large usable rescue cage, fixed waterway and safe ladder access.
Bronto Skylift Australia/New Zealand – Representing the world leaders in hydraulic aerial fire appliances

Bronto Skylift Oy Ab with headquarters in Finland, are world leaders in the design, manufacture…

Security Essen 2018 – Digital security is one main focal point at Security Essen 2018

Messe Essen will become the meeting place of the international security industry: From September 25…

Elwood apartments in Melbourne utilised non-combustible solid aluminium DecoClad for external cladding and ceiling applications.
Fire-safe cladding: building a culture of compliance

The tragic Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017 was a harsh awakening for the building…

Columbia Model CH-47D Chinook dropping retardant at the Rice Ridge Fire, Seeley Lake, in Montana, in 2017.
A day in the life of a Columbia Helicopters’ firefighting pilot

Columbia Helicopters, Inc., (Columbia) based in Aurora, Oregon, USA, has been fighting wildfires for 51…

Critical coordination during fire response.
Beyond the politics and blame: Evaluating crisis responses

Crisis events are high consequence and hold significant stakes for all involved. For residents and…

An interviewee shows a researcher the impact the bushfire had on his property.
Research gives insight into community bushfire response in Australia

New South Wales, Australia faced some of the worst bushfire conditions ever forecast for the state in January and February 2017, including Catastrophic fire danger ratings (Australia’s highest danger level for fire) for many communities. During this time, a number of large and damaging fires occurred, but fortunately no human lives were lost during the worst of the conditions.

Firefighters have to carry about 40kg of equipment and by putting on Auberon, the physical strain is alleviated.
Singapore’s first pneumatic powered exoskeleton tailored for firefighters

TRIGEN Automotive, a leading Singapore manufacturer of special function vehicles and robotics solutions for emergency…

Tokyo Fire Department firefighters demonstrated their aerial ladder capabilities with precision.
Identifying fire and life safety improvements for the vertical world

As our population in Australia and around the world continues to grow, so do our…

Oil and gas inspections with paperless solutions

The oil and gas industry remains one of the largest, most important and lucrative of…

Transforming fire safety

Fire safety is a major concern. We’re living in a world that has been shaken…

A wood pallet (left) sits next to a “nestable” plastic pallet. Idle nestable pallets can be stacked on top of one another to save space.
Cellulose or plastic? It’s not just about shopping bags

The vast product arrays that move through modern storage warehouses provide a constant challenge to…

The straight-forward, practical tools developed through this research will be of great benefit to emergency service agencies.
Teamwork when the heat is on

Individuals working in emergency management teams often face incredible pressure, which can have a really…

Great communication begins with connection

When disaster strikes, law enforcement and disaster-relief agencies rely on the ability to access shared…

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