Issue 82 – July 2022

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AFAC22 powered by INTERSCHUTZ – ‘Connecting Communities. Creating Resilience’

The 27th annual AFAC conference, taking place 23–26 August at Adelaide Convention Centre, will convene…

Skills are the key to a sustainable future

The fire protection sector is going to need a steady supply of skilled workers to…

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Panasonic TOUGHBOOK – At the forefront of innovation, designing and manufacturing specialist technology

For over 100 years Panasonic has been at the forefront of innovation, designing and manufacturing…

Magnum 40th anniversary – Supplying uniform and protective footwear across the world

Magnum is celebrating our 40-year anniversary for supplying uniform and protective footwear across the world.…

Figure 2A (PFOS levels) and 2B (PFHxS levels) in a large cohort of Australian firefighters shown as individual values in ascending order.
Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA…
ESKA has developed its own programme for cut protection which is constantly refined. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ESKA – Professional glovemaker invests locally

For 110 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacturing…

Figure 1: Helicopter engine and exhaust. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
An innovative flame-detector solution for helidecks and aircraft hangars

Fire & Gas Detection Technologies Inc. (FGD) is addressing the daily problems that impact productivity,…

Police searching underwater with the Pulse 8X. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
JW Fishers – Recovering evidence with technology

On a spring afternoon a call comes in to the police station citing an armed…

The Bronto Skylift F28ALR aerial pumper features a full five-person Scania crew cab for stand-alone operation. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Bronto Skylift Australia/NZ – Proud to be major suppliers of HEPs to the Australia and New Zealand Fire Services 

Bronto Skylift Aust./NZ are proud to be major suppliers of HEPs to the Australia and…

Kurt Vollmacher is the creator of ISO 17840 and an independent expert on Alternative Energy. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Kurt Vollmacher – A personal passion

As a small child, I lived in a street where eight firefighters also had their…

Areas of NSW were inundated with flooding between February and April, 2022. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Science to guide our relationship with nature

CEO of Natural Hazards Research Australia, Dr Richard Thornton, reflects on the floods in Queensland…

ECO-DRY Shield is worn by wildland firefighters in Victoria and South Australia. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Hainsworth Protective Fabrics – Returning to AFAC 2022

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics are excited to be returning to AFAC, Australia’s largest emergency services conference.…

USAR professionals always conduct the search in disaster scenes. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Use of search cameras during USAR operations
In Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) operations, and in particular structural collapse incidents, search cameras…
The new GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PYRAD® stretch fabric redefines comfort and protection for rescue. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
GORE-TEX Professional – Introduces enhanced comfort with blood borne pathogen and flame protection for rescue 

ORE-TEX Professional (Gore) raises personal protection for technical rescue teams to a new level with…

The Bayswater™ Mobile Hose Crate 1600 series in action with 203mm diameter layflat hose. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Crusader Hose – Reeling systems for large diameter layflat hose

Getting large volumes of water to problematic fire sites can be challenging for incident controllers…

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TNL280 Deluge Nozzle ‘New M4’ Tunnel, Sydney, Australia

About the ‘New M4’ Tunnels  The ‘New M4’ East (M4E) tunnel project is located in…

FTS’ expanded offerings as an AEM brand provide better bushfire detection and monitoring tools. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
FTS – Expands Bushfire Mitigation Capabilities as Part of AEM

You already know FTS as a leading provider of situational awareness solutions for bushfires and…

Steel bull bar and brush bars with cab activated batter sprays on both sides and rated tow points. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Introducing the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland (RFBAQ) designed ‘Fusion Cruiser’

The RFBAQ are fusing the crew safety learnings from the Innovation Platform onto the RFBAQ…

PBI fabrics are the first line of defence for firefighters, consistently delivering comfort and protection. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
PBI Fabrics – Delivering protection without compromise

What do firefighters have in common with NASA astronauts, Formula 1 drivers and special forces…

Standards Australia 2022 Innovation Award.
Award-winning just-in-time innovation
The fire-protection industry is accustomed to change and innovation. Despite being able to trace its…
Every component is put through its paces in the HAIX lab – even the laces. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
HAIX – Ties heroes together: the high-tech lace by HAIX

Firefighter boots experience extreme situations when their wearers swing into action. The requirements placed on…

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