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Fire danger ratings, in turn, emergency warnings are being improved through implementation of research findings.
Research making a difference

Five years into its tenure, the research of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is…

Fire Boss aircraft one of the first fixed wing aircraft to drop water enhancer BLAZETAMER380, an elastomer designed to increase the efficiency of water for direct Class A Fire Suppression.
Fire suppressant – NEXTGEN water enhancer innovation

Fire suppressants have been around since the first time that water was used to put…

Spontaneous and SES volunteers working together after the Brisbane floods.
Emergency volunteering: where do we go from here?

The landscape of volunteering is not what it used to be, and emergency management organisations…

Fire Growth in the building when Edge of Slab Firestop system was not installed.
Hilti studies façade fires in real life conditions in partnership with UL

With increasing urbanization and changing architectural trends add innumerable buildings and skyscrapers with glass facades…

Driving the vehicle cross country tests the suspension, vehicle handling and level of comfort for the crew.
Buying an aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicle

On 19 November 1987, I commenced my career in the field of Aviation Rescue and…

Immersive visuals are used for multi-aircraft operations and advanced training scenarios with ground personnel.
Aerial firefighting training goes virtual

With the global threat of bushfires increasing, firefighting agencies need to be able to act…

Ram head with laser pointer to mark the exact spot where it will touch the construction.
Cross ramming – The rarely practiced art

You probably all remember that one piece of equipment that you weren’t confident with in…

Drones are already being used as an 'eye in the sky' for firefighters on the ground, scoping an area for risk analysis.
If you fly, they can’t – Using drones for good

Hobbyist drone operators and opportunist journos are causing havoc in airborne fire-fighting missions quarters –…

FTS Portable Automated Weather Station deployed in Whyte River.
The importance of a dedicated fire weather network – Part 1

Every year a vast majority of 30–46 million km2 of the global land surface burn…

Visually the fire looks as though it has been put out, but tree stumps and branches can remain alight on the inside for up to a month and this heat can only be seen with the IR camera.
Infrared cameras for firefighters

Fire is a very hostile atmosphere for most people, including firefighters. When you have smoke…

Life gets back to normal.
Responses to the Lombok Earthquake, 2018 – Rapid assessment study

The recent earthquake that occurred in Lombok in August, 2018, presented an opportunity to study…

Yeppoon Category 5, $6.4 mil state of the art regional Local Disaster Coordination Centre opened in May 2018.
The next generation of emergency managers – what will they look like?

The shape of emergency management has changed significantly over the past two decades. However, have…

Hong Kong – Macau bridge/tunnel.
Thermal linings provide safety to massive concrete structure

This iconic tunnel has been designed to provide enhanced levels of life safety for the…

Community First Responders play an integral role in improving survival rates for cardiac arrest victims. SCDF’s myResponder app is a game-changer in harnessing bystander intervention via geo-location technology on mobile phones and has helped bystanders save twelve lives till date.
Transforming fire and rescue response through innovation

In today’s ever-evolving operating landscape, the life-saving community must stay future-ready to better respond to…

Threatening bushfires are known to take over the nation’s bushfire capital at a dangerous pace.
State-of-the-art tool revolutionizes bushfire community preparedness

In January 2003 the most severe bushfires currently known on record ravaged Australia’s capital city,…

Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines.
The importance of fire suppression in wind turbines

Wind power is an exciting emerging sector that needs those of us involved in fire…

Coulson’s Sikorsky S61N Helicopter undertaking the first ever hover fill at night in Australia.
Night fire suppression operations trial – Emergency Management Victoria

Night firebombing has the potential to significantly improve Australia’s aerial firefighting capability in support of…

The issue of combustible cladding has shone a light on the need for national consistency in NCC implementation.
Uniting Australia on building compliance

In 2018, Australia’s regulatory mechanisms for building control and compliance remain fragmented by the federated…

[de]contaminate!

Firefighters suffer more from certain serious diseases than other professions, and in our modern world,…

Fuel shedding fluorinated foam agents are critical when attacking major oil storage tank fires like this 82m diameter gasoline tank, which burnt for 12 hours while the foam attack was being co-ordinated. Using AR-AFFFs this massive fire was quickly controlled and fully extinguished in just 65minutes from the start of the foam attack, minimising firewater runoff issues into the environment, and saving over 25million litres of valuable gasoline.
How could two states come to contrary conclusions over PFAS?

2017 saw South Australia propose a limited ban on PFOS and PFOA based firefighting foams.…

Engineering services are already utilised.
Increasing emergency management capacity through the business sector

Current research funded through the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre is exploring planning…

AS 3745:2010, Planning for emergencies amended 2018.
Standards hot off the press

Responding to fires is always a heated debate among industry experts, but there is little…

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