Issue 74

Dr Emma Singh at Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
Showcasing PhD success

As Australia experiences natural hazards of increasing frequency and severity, emergency services need information and…

A low intensity prescribed burn removing leaf litter and debris from the ground.
How much to burn?

Australia has a long and continuing history of burning in its forests to reduce fuels…

What does it take to change?

With all that is going on in this COVID-19 world – mass unemployment, community lockdown,…

Moving from disasters to events: how we learn to live with wildfire

In recent years, wildfire has carved an increasingly destructive path across the globe. Areas like…

Regular maintenance and testing is not about complying with government requirements – it’s about avoiding this.
Fire safety should be about value, not compliance

Recently, a fire-safety assessor reported that he had come to an impasse. A building under…

Interspiro SpiroCom mounted on Inspire mask.
Safety Equipment Australia – High-tech breathing protection for fire professionals

Interspiro BA systems are recognized worldwide as the pinnacle of breathing protection for professional firefighters.…

S 788 eWXT – eDRAULIC. POWERFUL. WATERTIGHT.
LUKAS eWXT – eDRAULIC watertight extrication tool

Until now, rescue work under or on the water was only possible with hose-connected hydraulic…

Code 3 is recognised around the world for innovation and quality, and is commended for its Code 3 DNA integration with a variety of advanced technology vehicles.
Code 3 – Thinking strategically about emergency lighting

Nearly every time you see an ambulance, fire brigade or police vehicle, you are possibly…

The bushfire threatens Tathra.
Understanding bushfire risk, warnings and responses – lessons from the 2018 Reedy Swamp fire

Research into the 2018 Reedy Swamp fire finds that many people consider bushfire preparation as…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
COVID-19 challenged us all, whilereminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business…

Figure 2: Ash on roads during the 2011 Shinmoedake eruption in Japan. Photo by Dr Tetsuya Okada.
Using graph theory to help prepare for lifeline failure during disasters

Lifelines refer to the critical infrastructure communities rely on every day, such as roads, communications,…

In addition to a qualified assessment team, Warringtonfire Australia has over 40 fire safety engineers and a NATA accredited testing laboratory.
What is a fire assessment?

Fire assessments are desktop study reports offered by Warringtonfire Australia when a modification is made…

1954: The AGA/Interspiro Divator on display.
Bring your own air: a brief history of breathing apparatus

When you’re asked, ‘what’s the world’s oldest profession?’ you may be forgiven for coming up…

Kylie Wurst of Monarto Country Fire Service Brigade (located 61kms south-east of Adelaide).
Humanihut provides field accommodation at the height of the Black Summer bushfires

Kylie Wurst, like thousands of her volunteer firefighter colleagues across the country, was deployed to…

FLIR donates 100 thermal cameras to Australian volunteer fire brigades.
FLIR donate to fight Australian forest fires

The 2019/2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer, started in June 2019…

Cambridgeshire FRS, UK.
The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, looks back on the history of female…

Protecting the Landmark Group’s global HQ in Dubai from the threat of fire is an Axis EN fire system from Advanced.
Emergency evacuations: are you prepared?

As our buildings and the way in which we put them to use become more…

Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera for Fire Service: Best Image Quality in the Market.
Thermal imagers: choose wisely

With the ever-growing development of new technologies for the fire service, many fire departments are…

Figure 4: FOV cones for 8 MSIR detectors.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous issue of Asia Pacific Fire Magazine, we discussed the challenges posed by…

Rupture and explosion of a single battery cell.
Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent…

C-FXEC in Coulson Aviation Australia’s new Bankstown Hangar.
NSW Rural Fire Service awards 412 fleet operation and maintenance to Coulson Aviation PTY

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has awarded the operation and maintenance of…

Kangaroo Island fires, January 2020.
Future directions in the acquisition of aerial fire intelligence

Australia suffered some of its worst bushfires ever in the summer of 2019/2020, a period…

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