Issue 76 – January 2021

We need face-to-face conferences and exhibitions to grow

Did you hear that? It was the applause given to me by 40 zoom attendees…

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NFPA continues its efforts to help communities plan, respond and recover from active shooter and hostile events

In May 2020, Bloomberg News reported that the number of mass shootings in the United…

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Residential sprinklers are the new standard

Australia’s population is growing, adding around 400,000 people per year to our suburbs and towns.…

Marc Diening (CEO of Magirus) in front of the world’s first CNG-powered fire engine.
Magirus iDL Series – Introducing new electric and natural-gas-powered fire engines

A CNG-powered (H)LF 10 tank pumper expands the Innovative Drive Line series. Following the introduction…

Crusader layflat hose on reels ready for emergency deployment.
Fighting the Cobrico peat fire

When a bushfire tore through Cobrico in Victoria’s south-west igniting the peat bog underneath, toxic…

The E1 EV0 – Electric Vehicle, Zero Emissions... Zero Compromises
Emergency One (UK) – The impossible, made possible…

On 9 October 2020 the Emergency One Group launched the E1 EV0: the world’s first…

Optional particulate protection skirt.
Bristol Uniforms introduces EOS: Protection, flexibility, strength

Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for the emergency services, has…

Working with his son Jaime A. Moncada, co-editing NFPA’s Fire Protection Handbook in Spanish.
In memoriam: Jaime Moncada-Pérez Advancing fire protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on 31 August 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia from complications following a…

Figure 1: Zone classification.
Using flame detectors for zone 2 hazardous areas
In this article the fundamentals of hazardous areas are outlined and flame-detector applications, split into…
Workwear Group – New fire-retardant ensembles and fireboot in development

Emergency Services uniforms are more than just the brand name, distinct colours and strips of…

Piloted ignition during an AS ISO 9239 test.
Warringtonfire invests in new ‘reaction to fire’ test equipment

Warringtonfire Australia, part of the Element Group, is excited to announce our new extended capabilities…

Gore’s continuous drive for innovation sets new standards in firefighter protection with GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® system.
Gore sets the standard in moisture management

W. L. Gore and Associates Inc is regarded as one of the most innovative companies…

An understanding of a community’s capacity for disaster resilience can help improve the chances of adapting to future natural hazards.
The new Australian Disaster Resilience Index

Australians are always learning to live with a changing, unpredictable and uncertain environment, of which…

Hands-on opportunity to view the latest technology, safety and efficiency features in today’s fire appliances, major OEMs and service body builders are showcasing.
Mark your calendar: AFAC is back in 2021

After the year that changed everything, it’s time to regroup, regather and reunite at AFAC21.…

Natural gas powered electrical power plant turbine.
Flame detector selection: which technology to use in gas-turbine enclosures?

Which flame-detection technology should I use in a gas-turbine enclosure? This is a common question…

Tacca Plastics, Moorebank, December 2018.
Solar-panel fire risks and the opportunities to improve safety

Recently solar panels have been back in Australian headlines after the release of statistics from…

Igor Kazagrandi, Co-Founder and CEO, working on a cellular device.
Digitizing evacuations

Traditional evacuation systems require a fair amount of specialist installation, management and maintenance because they…

Australian bushfire captured by SmokeD Wildfire Detector on 4 January 2020.
Artificial intelligence offers round-the-clock wildfire detection
Australian bushfires of 2019–20, Amazonian rainforest wildfire in Brazil, Camp Fire of 2018 in Paradise,…
Chemical inspection often requires strict procedures.
Hazardous chemicals inspection and safe storage management

Hazardous chemicals inspection seems like a blatantly obvious task that is beyond improvement. Once there…

The strategic priorities include practical sustainability with policy, people, practicalities and partnerships; they are designed to put the tools of change into the hands of those who will use the outputs.
Centralizing environmental resilience in emergency agencies using the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2018 I was approached by the then NSW SES Local Commander to conduct an…

Training doesn’t stop in a war zone – firefighters practice undercarriage pinning.
Firefighting under fire – Delivering fire and rescue services during armed conflicts

It is a troubling fact that presently there are more than 25 armed conflicts, wars…

Damaged roads in the Adelaide Hills after flooding in 2016.
You wouldn’t drive into a bushfire, so why drive into floodwater?

New research is delving into why people enter floodwater and what can be done to…

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