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The benefits of DESMI onboard firefighting systems

In marine applications, DESMI’s FineFog™ Fixed Water-Based Firefighting systems offer a safe, low-pressure alternative. After…

Pressure rose within the crowd at the 2010 Love Parade, a free-access, electronic dance music festival and parade, where a crowd crush led to hundreds injured and over 20 dead.
Crowd source

Someday soon, crowds will once again be a defining feature of the human experience. When…

With no obvious fire brigade, and the inability to simply evaculate occupants, a unique and innovative passive fire design was adopted at the Scott Base Research Station in Antarctica.
Future-proofing Scott Base Research Station, Antarctica

High value properties, such as scientific research centres, always require careful planning to design the…

Firefighters from FRNSW in new XFlex PPE.
Fit for action

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, looks at the importance of high-quality, well-fitting…

Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

Crowdsourcing apps and 3D maps assisted emergency response when Mt Agung erupted in 2018.
Resilience: An evolutionary process

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic…

Trainees experiencing flashover in Container Based Training(CBT) being exposed to the products of combustion.
Immersive learning for the fire service
In May 2015 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Institute of Standards and…
Standards Australia, alongside the Australian Building Construction Board (ABCB), has launched constructiondictionary.com.au.
Fire protection and detection

Since the summer bushfires of 2020, industry has been working to understand how to help…

Trainees undergoing Endless Ladder station as part of BAPT and are actively monitored via smartwatch.
Enhancing responders’ performance and safety through smart wearable technologies

Wearable devices such as smartwatches have become increasingly popular in recent years, given their effectiveness…

Hazard reduction burning in the Blue Mountains, May 2018.
Science shows how to best burn the bush to reduce bushfire risk

New research into the complexities of prescribed burning across varied landscapes and weather conditions is…

Orbital deployment of the Gyrochute is the long-term goal in order to arrive at any landing site within a few hours.
Wise networking

There’s an old adage that says, ‘no news is good news’. But when disaster strikes,…

Smoke from a peat fire.
Assessing peat fires for health and safety

Peatlands cover about 5% of the earth’s surface. Their total reliance on water to maintain…

A bush fire volunteer monitoring a hazard reduction burn.
Bushfire volunteers in Western Australia

At more than three and a half times the size of Texas and almost 50%…

Futuristic fire truck design concepts are moving away from the conventional ‘box’ fire truck.
Narrow wet roads, wide design options

In Singapore, the country’s civil defence force has launched a radical line of new-age fire…

Warringtonfire Australia head office in Melbourne is now home to the new product Certification business, in addition to their testing laboratory, fire-safety engineers and fire assessment consultants.
Warringtonfire launches Certifire AU certification scheme

Warringtonfire Australia has launched a new independent third-party certification scheme, Certifire AU that will provide…

What are the dangers? Vehicle accident causes leak in natural gas pipeline.
Sizing-up hazmat incidents

What is considered a hazmat incident? What do you think of when you hear the…

Firefighting foam action in Wisconsin

Water contamination issues from PFAS are creating pressure on the fire service to make changes…

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to do with firefighting foams and firefighters?

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to…

Dr Emma Singh at Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
Showcasing PhD success

As Australia experiences natural hazards of increasing frequency and severity, emergency services need information and…

A low intensity prescribed burn removing leaf litter and debris from the ground.
How much to burn?

Australia has a long and continuing history of burning in its forests to reduce fuels…

The bushfire threatens Tathra.
Understanding bushfire risk, warnings and responses – lessons from the 2018 Reedy Swamp fire

Research into the 2018 Reedy Swamp fire finds that many people consider bushfire preparation as…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business…

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