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Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60…

Research after the Black Saturday bushfires has led to stronger building standards for houses in bushfire-prone areas.
There is a bit of complacency in all of us

The next time we have a summer scorcher, picture yourself in the great Australian bush,…

To save lives we need to raise our voices to improve industry best practice and better regulation implementation.
Why compartmentation testing is overlooked and undervalued

Would you enter a building if you were told as you stepped in that in…

Trainers in action, an important aspect for any at risk facility. Hands on and practice actual events.
Fire Safety and the vulnerable

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison…

The latest development in unmanned extinguishing caterpillar.
New development in the world of wildland firefighting equipment

Again and again, huge fires are destroying large parts of nature in this world, destroying…

Testing for PPC off gassing during the trial phase of DEBRiS.
DEBRiS: A tool for fire scene management

The DEBRiS acronym has been developed by the MFB to as a practical tool that…

Fire seasons are getting longer across the world, overlapping between southern and northern hemispheres.
Prepare for extended severe weather seasons

Australia needs to prepare itself for the threat of year-round natural hazards that in the…

The explosion-proof firefighting and scouting robot uses a caterpillar-tracked platform.
Design, development and application of firefighting robot platforms

With the advent of intelligent equipment, robots can undertake a lot of tasks in life-threatening…

Firefighters are twice, sometimes three times as likely, to develop testicular or skin cancer and leukaemia.
Risk and occupational hazards of firefighters

Firefighting is a highly dangerous occupation, but it is indispensable and can even be prestigious.…

FTS Portable Automated Weather Station training in Australia.
The importance of a dedicated fire weather network – Part 2

To meet the modern standards of fire management agencies, weather data must be accurate, timely,…

Numerous alternatives to scheduled extinguishing agents are available, such as this inert gas system.
Out with the old, in with the green

They’ve been around for decades, but will an industry push towards environmentally acceptable alternatives see…

Commissioning of large scale purchases takes time with planning and coordination to achieve the end results of proving the capacity and design of the equipment meets the expectations of the clients.
Buying high value equipment – The in’s and out’s of the procurement process

So, you’re in the market to make a purchase, maybe a large purchase at that.…

Natural disasters are estimated to have cost Australia almost $40 billion in the past decade. Physical risk such as bushfires are expected to increase.
Assessing and disclosing climate change risks

In light of underwhelming progress at COP-24 (the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate…

Areal view of the new east frame in the CBD which used to be high density commercial.
Building capability through partnerships

Disasters are going to happen and come in all different types, sizes and all have…

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 –…

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