Issue 78 – July 2021

Are we destroying our ability to be professional?

When I was a young firefighter back in the 1970s there was only one means…

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NIOSH releases fact sheet on odorant fade

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a fact sheet on odorant…

Insights we gained from Fire Australia 2021

After a brief hiatus due to the year that was, Fire Australia 2021 came back…

NSW Rural Fire Service Appliance fitted with Centurion3000 Vehicle Roller Doors, ARION 9.2m Double Extension Rescue Ladder with RapidStow MAX equipment gantry and an ARION 4.5m Folding Roof Ladder with RapidStow equipment gantry.
Centurion Fire Rescue Equipment – Reliable, world-class equipment for emergency services

For more than two decades, Centurion Fire Rescue Equipment has been providing fire and rescue…

Drones need data being harnessed and shared to live up to their firefighting potential.
Bushfire-fighting future state – how do we get to artificial intelligence, data and cloud?

In 1955, General Electric invented GERT. GERT was a computer and at the time the…

Illuminating smoke conditions and the fireground.
Illuminating the scene

One of the easiest tasks to overlook at emergency incidents is providing adequate scene lighting.…

Babcock partners with customers to provide high-quality, dependable servicing and maintenance of fleet and critical assets.
Babcock Australasia – An independent capability partner for critical and complex assets

Trusted, innovative and collaborative, Babcock Australasia is continuing its growth as a defence, aviation and…

Hose Master – Revolutionizing the maintenance of fire hoses

Hose Master is the world’s most modern automatic hose-care equipment for fire hoses. It washes,…

Fire engulfed firefighters as they defended properties in Mangrove Mountain, NSW, in December 2019.
Fire safety engineering approaches to bushfire evacuation
Since the Black Saturday fires in Victoria, Australian emergency officials have emphasised evacuation planning and…
GORE-TEX moisture barriers are proven to deliver lifetime performance.
GORE-TEX – Why GORE-TEX products offer proven protection

Firefighters around the world continue to benefit from the trusted protection of GORE-TEX products 30…

Sprinkler systems can limit property damage and protect life, so should always be considered as part of the fire safety systems in a building’s design.
What you need to know about automatic fire sprinkler systems

In the event of a fire in a building, active fire suppression systems can have…

The textile firefighting glove ARES is certified to AZ/NZS 2161.6-2014 and fulfils the extremely strict Australian standards.
ESKA – Professional glovemaker invests locally

For 109 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacturing…

Rio Tinto Emergency Response Team donning PPE.
Firefighting PPE in the mining industry

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager for MSA Bristol, a global leader of cutting-edge firefighter protection,…

High-performing off-road features to ensure PPE’s, tools and machinery anywhere, no matter how remote.
Wildfires are changing; firefighting tools needed a change too – meet the brand-new Tactical Unit from Vallfirest

Fuelled by the climate crisis, wildland fires are becoming faster, more unpredictable and more devastating,…

The different tips can be attached easily and on site.
Weber Rescue Systems – Well prepared for every operation with the RIT tool

With the RIT tool, a versatile special device which is part of the E-FORCE series…

Fig 1. Would you allow these firefighters near flammable hydrocarbons, if this was an F3 blanket? Without fuel-shedding or vapour-sealing additives? (Protection here was reliable, effective fluorinated foams).
Factors to consider before any C8 firefighting foam transition

Most foam users recognise the need for transitioning away from legacy firefighting foams that break…

Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA) – Bunzl investment leads to APAC expansion

In November 2019, Bunzl Australasia Limited completed the acquisition of Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA). …

A network of 31 ExGo gas extinguishing panels protect the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge.
Gas suppression control for critical and high-risk sites: what to consider

Advanced’s Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia, Tin Le Than, discusses some of the…

Jolly ‘made to measure’ footwear based off the popular Fireguard design.
Jolly Scarpe – Made-to-measure triumph

Correctly fitting PPE is an essential component in ensuring firefighters experience optimum protection, mobility and…

Centurion PU-lined hose.
Crusader Hose – History in the making – a new PU-lined fire hose

Firefighting has gone through interesting developments from relying on the inefficient bucket brigades of yore,…

Examples of UV-IR and IR3 flame detectors.
Flame detector selection: Part 1 – detection technologies

This is the first of a two-part article where we provide pointers for flame detector…

Includes a modified Shift Frame base system, an overload storage and pocket doubles as a load shelf and the stick-it holds overload goods on when the pack is removed.
Shift SC – Designed for the never-ending shifts

Mystery Ranch builds the best load-bearing equipment in the world. Our mission is to support…

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