Issue 67 – October 2018

The issue of combustible cladding has shone a light on the need for national consistency in NCC implementation.
Uniting Australia on building compliance

In 2018, Australia’s regulatory mechanisms for building control and compliance remain fragmented by the federated…

[de]contaminate!

Firefighters suffer more from certain serious diseases than other professions, and in our modern world,…

Emergency lighting offers a potential hazard during night time operation.
Bright ideas: Emergency lighting intensity for day and night conditions

Though the effectiveness of blue emergency lighting in daytime conditions has become a matter of…

Fuel shedding fluorinated foam agents are critical when attacking major oil storage tank fires like this 82m diameter gasoline tank, which burnt for 12 hours while the foam attack was being co-ordinated. Using AR-AFFFs this massive fire was quickly controlled and fully extinguished in just 65minutes from the start of the foam attack, minimising firewater runoff issues into the environment, and saving over 25million litres of valuable gasoline.
How could two states come to contrary conclusions over PFAS?

2017 saw South Australia propose a limited ban on PFOS and PFOA based firefighting foams.…

Magirus AirCore – A new generation of firefighting

The efficiency of water mist in beating fires is no secret in the firefighter community.…

Engineering services are already utilised.
Increasing emergency management capacity through the business sector

Current research funded through the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre is exploring planning…

How do we capture innovation in the Fire Service?

By my assessment firefighters are one of the most innovative groups of people you will…

AS 3745:2010, Planning for emergencies amended 2018.
Standards hot off the press

Responding to fires is always a heated debate among industry experts, but there is little…

Owners on the hook

Building owners have become unfairly responsible for the cost of a cladding problem they had…

Gore has consistently created new standards for protection with the introduction of advanced technologies.
Gore enhances – GORE-TEX Moisture Barriers

As part of the company’s total commitment to consistently delivering best in class products that…

Honourable Minister of Housing & Local Government Malaysia Zuraida binti Kamaruddin, Secretary General of Housing and Local Government, Dato Sri Hj. Mohmmad Bin Mentek, Director General Mohammad Hamdan Wahid, other Government Officials and Senior Officers of the Fire & Rescue Department following the Rank Marking Coronation Ceremony.
Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia Director General

The Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia appointed the Director General Mohammad Hamdan Wahid with…

Changing for the better at AFAC18

This year the premier annual conference for the emergency management sector, AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ,…

Easy Lock pipes and fittings are connected in one simple movement without the need for adhesive.
Kunkook Easy Lock – Aspirating smoke detection pipes and fittings

With today’s smart and intelligent super-high-rise buildings and the increase in the number of data…

Wildfire training scenario (FLAIM Trainer).
Why should the fire service use virtual reality for training?

Fire services now have the opportunity to embrace virtual reality (VR) to transform how firefighters…

PGI, Inc. FireLine Multi Mission gear is built for the work you do, with highly articulated elbows and knees, generous gusseting, radial sleeves, and anatomical patterning for unrivaled freedom of movement. All garments are UL Classified and dual-certified to meet or exceed both NFPA 1951 and NFPA 1977 Standards.
PGI, Inc. – Introduction of FireLine Multi Mission Dual Certified garments

Firefighters and departments are trained and prepared to respond to a wide variety of situations…

New residential sprinkler designs were tested in a joint project by FRNSW, FPA Australia, AFAC and CSIRO.
NCC 2019 draft includes Association proposals

The new National Construction Code draft includes several important changes to fire safety, including residential…

Welfare checks should allow you to set regular check ins throughout your day.
How innovative technology can lead to significant gains in lone worker safety

In a recent case in New Zealand involving the death of a lone machinery operator…

The Integrated design of the “ET” series from Rosenbauer offers a balance of Quality, Performance and Reliability.
Design and integrate globally, assemble locally

For people in the industry we see it all too often, the dreaded engineering specification…

Damaged Grumman Tracker.
Fire protection system security

In todays uncertain times, the issue of security of vital infrastructure like power stations, oil…

PPE being professionally cleaned at Total Safety in Spain.
Keeping it clean

The provision of cleaning and maintenance services for firefighter PPE varies greatly around the world.…

Dr Marta Yebra and Dr Adam Leavesley discuss the plans for a prescribed burn in the ACT.
Satellites to help show when the bush is ready to burn

Soil dryness and flammable vegetation are two of the primary factors affecting the severity of…

Jacinto Urban Vehicle 2018.
Jacinto – You know us, you trust us – The company, the new urban vehicle and the ARFF Lusitano

For over 30 years building fire fighting vehicles of excellence, Jacinto attends to all the…

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