Issue 71

The rise of Asia in the fire market

Exports from China rose 3.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 221.5 billion in…

NSW recognition of FPAS to build community confidence

Ensuring industry competence is one of Fire Protection Association Australia’s (FPA Australia) key Strategic Directions,…

A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the…

AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Conference and exhibition review

Over 4,000 practitioners, researchers, critical thinkers, international guests and delegates attended AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ…

Johnson Controls was winner of the Best Exhibition Stand over 12m2.
Fire Australia 2019 – The largest dedicated fire protection event in the Southern Hemisphere

The Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow 2019 attracted more than 1500 visitors across three days…

FireDos – Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting

The Germany-based company FireDos has become an established specialist in the field of designing and…

China Fire – More than 2,000 fire products submitted to the expo website

There are only days left before the opening of China Fire 2019 on October 16…

Fire-alarm investigation.
Live investigations of false fire alarms

Fire detection and fire alarm systems (FDFAS) are used to provide early warning of fire…

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms.
An Interview with Roger Startin

Roger Startin is Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, a leading manufacturer of PPE for…

Standards Australia Techstreet webstore.
Continued commitment to the fire protection industry

The fire sector remains a key area of operation for Standards Australia, with the publications…

Provide safety and emergency management training.
A tool to understand large buildings in an emergency

Locatrix (previously Concept Safety Systems) is a technology inventor, partnering with first responders and emergency…

Revelation of fire rated ducts

Smoke kills more people in fire than heat, flames or structural collapse every year. Often,…

TFT works with firefighters around the globe to understand the essentials of water flow and how to select the best tools for their needs.
Hard hitting nozzle types – Fact from fiction

Task Force Tips has engineered a test method to accurately measure the impact of a…

In demanding environments with high ceilings, VFD solutions can detect a starting fire within seconds.
Video-based fire detection

Most of today’s fire alarm systems use a variety of smoke detection technologies to detect…

Scoresby Hose Layer hose retrieval.
Relay pumping – Large diameter hose, the only way forward

The art of moving any volume of water over a long distance in firefighting operations…

Engaged team members are crucial to fire services’ ability to protect the public.
Automation: saving money, staff and lives

When repetitive, time-consuming tasks are automated, Australia’s vital fire and rescue staff are free to…

Figure 1. Cost of Data Center Outages [Ponemon Institute, 2016].
Data center fire protection: ensuring business continuity

The occurrence of a fire in a data center can lead to business interruption (“downtime”)…

The entire island of Ambae was covered in volcanic ash up to 30 cm deep.
Australian emergency management skills adapted to the Pacific environment

Officers in the Australian Emergency Services have an incident management skill set that makes them…

Solar image showing loop-like magnetic field structure erupting from the sun carrying ionised gas.
Space weather: The modern natural hazard

Since the dawn of the ‘Space Age’ in the late 1950s, we have become increasingly…

Although the frequency of cyclones may decrease, east coast cyclones could become more severe.
Planning for catastrophe: an all-hazards nationwide approach

Most emergency management effort is focused on preparation for routine emergencies. But Bushfire and Natural…

Cave rescuers communicating to the surface via the “Michie phone” earth return communication system, minus 250m below ground.
SAR in action: Deep cave rescue

A caver, who has suffered multiple injuries after a fall, is trapped approximately 300 metres…

Putting an end to bullying and harassment in the fire service

Bullying and harassment. These two words have become quite the buzzwords in recent years. Back…

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