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Riding the wave of preparedness

From raging wildfires throughout California, to devastating floods in Peru and back-to-back cyclones across Australia’s…

It is important to “train the trainer” during the delivery process once Site Acceptance Testing is complete. Using this approach, your team should have key personnel who can assist with training and education once the factory representative has completed their program. This ensures the message is passed on in the correct manner.
Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

Bushfires are broad scaled wide reaching including compromising air quality.
Public safety is a shared responsibility

Bushfires and emergencies are a global phenomena and with climate change will bring more frequent…

Approximately, 80% of the regions population is near the sea.
The unique disaster risk management challenges in the Pacific region

‘The Asia-Pacific is the World’s Most Disaster-Prone Region’, Secretary-General tells Ministerial Conference, urging Greater Investment…

NZ Air Force in new firefighting PPE.
PPE comes clean

The cleaning and maintenance of PPE is swiftly becoming a priority for the fire industry.…

Research has shown that environmental cues, such as the weather outside, influence how individuals react to warning messages.
Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action

New research confirms the long held suspicion that emergency warnings do not always have cut…

A recent example of a “near miss” scenario – fire crew working amongst a damaged “live” solar tile array.
Solar panels and the DC danger zone

Solar panels represent a significant risk to firefighters and emergency services personnel and current Standard…

Multihog MH75 with extended boom flail mower easily reaches across crevices and under trees.
Mitigating roadside grass fires in Australia: MULTIHOG Pilot Program

Every year in Australia there are many severe grassfires that begin on our roadsides. The…

Damaging hail starts at this size.
Australia’s largest hailstorm disaster
April 14 marked the 20th anniversary of the Sydney 1999 hailstorm. The storm pelted thousands…
Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) firebombing helicopters were deployed for 33 nights during the 2018-19 bushfire season.
Victorian fire agencies take collaborative work to the skies
One of Australia’s smallest states, Victoria is also one of the country’s – and the…
WillBurt NightScan Light Tower with 4x XL-200 LED fixtures shown. Light elevated to eliminate glare and improve visibility.
Bigger is not always better in the age of modern lighting technology

For the last 25 years, lighting manufacturers have been in a fierce competition to out-shine…

Single flame test.
Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in Asia are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial investment…

Schematic representation of EOLINER.
Maximising wearer comfort and protection for fire fighters

Fire Fighters face many life threatening situations and conditions when they are at the Fire…

A selection of different fire door seals.
Passive fire protection: everything you need to know

Across the Asia Pacific region, building construction becomes ever more ambitious. Fire safety has never…

Products are designed using CAD software.
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…

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