Issue 70

Are you looking after your mental health?

It’s easy to recognise and understand physical health problems when it’s for example a broken…

The new Academy was officially announced in April. Left to right: FRNSW Acting Deputy Commissioner Roger Mentha, FPA Australia President Bill Lea, FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter, FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams, and FRNSW Chief Superintendent Ken Murphy.
Agreement signed on new fire protection training academy

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Fire and…

Handing and taking over of AES Colours, witnessed by CEO Mr Lee Seow Hiang and EVP Airport Management, Mr Tan Lye Teck.
After 40 years with Singapore Airport Emergency Services Chief Cletus retires

With more than 40 years of service, Cletus Majella John Packiam, Chief of the Airport…

Fabric made with the new PBI LP™ is 10% lighter, without compromising protection.
PBI – Introduces new lightweight high performance fibre

PBI has created another milestone in firefighter protection with the launch of its lightest ever…

Gore Moisture Barriers play a crucial role in firefighter protection.
W. L. Gore & Associates – Setting standards in firefighter protection

There is no question that firefighters are better protected than ever before thanks to the…

The Red Dragon in action.
Integrated Emergency & Industrial Equipment SolutionsFight fire with fire

Located in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Integrated Emergency & Industrial Equipment Solutions Pty Ltd. is the…

Crusader Waterlord layflat hose on reel ready for deployment.
Crusader Hose – Fighting the Cobrico peat fire

In mid-March 2018, a bush fire tore through Cobrico in Victoria’s south-west,igniting the peat bog…

Fire Rescue Safety Australia – Making a difference where it matters

Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA) has built an enviable reputation over its 15-year history. That…

Riding the wave of preparedness

From raging wildfires throughout California, to devastating floods in Peru and back-to-back cyclones across Australia’s…

Accepting the award from left to right: Prof Vivienne Tippett, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Chair Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Dr Katharine Haynes, AFAC CEO Stuart Ellis and Chair of the CRC Advisory Committee Kylie Sproston.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC – National award for emergency warnings that save lives

Australian lives are being saved by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research – and this…

It is important to “train the trainer” during the delivery process once Site Acceptance Testing is complete. Using this approach, your team should have key personnel who can assist with training and education once the factory representative has completed their program. This ensures the message is passed on in the correct manner.
Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

Bushfires are broad scaled wide reaching including compromising air quality.
Public safety is a shared responsibility

Bushfires and emergencies are a global phenomena and with climate change will bring more frequent…

Approximately, 80% of the regions population is near the sea.
The unique disaster risk management challenges in the Pacific region

‘The Asia-Pacific is the World’s Most Disaster-Prone Region’, Secretary-General tells Ministerial Conference, urging Greater Investment…

NZ Air Force in new firefighting PPE.
PPE comes clean

The cleaning and maintenance of PPE is swiftly becoming a priority for the fire industry.…

Research has shown that environmental cues, such as the weather outside, influence how individuals react to warning messages.
Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action

New research confirms the long held suspicion that emergency warnings do not always have cut…

Large Scale Industrial Site.
Fire detection in large-scale, high-risk industrial environments

Designing a reliable fire detection system for high-risk industrial environments can prove particularly challenging. There…

A recent example of a “near miss” scenario – fire crew working amongst a damaged “live” solar tile array.
Solar panels and the DC danger zone

Solar panels represent a significant risk to firefighters and emergency services personnel and current Standard…

Multihog MH75 with extended boom flail mower easily reaches across crevices and under trees.
Mitigating roadside grass fires in Australia: MULTIHOG Pilot Program

Every year in Australia there are many severe grassfires that begin on our roadsides. The…

Damaging hail starts at this size.
Australia’s largest hailstorm disaster
April 14 marked the 20th anniversary of the Sydney 1999 hailstorm. The storm pelted thousands…
Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) firebombing helicopters were deployed for 33 nights during the 2018-19 bushfire season.
Victorian fire agencies take collaborative work to the skies
One of Australia’s smallest states, Victoria is also one of the country’s – and the…
WillBurt NightScan Light Tower with 4x XL-200 LED fixtures shown. Light elevated to eliminate glare and improve visibility.
Bigger is not always better in the age of modern lighting technology

For the last 25 years, lighting manufacturers have been in a fierce competition to out-shine…

Single flame test.
Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in Asia are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial investment…

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