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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, whilereminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

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

Figure 2: Ash on roads during the 2011 Shinmoedake eruption in Japan. Photo by Dr Tetsuya Okada.
Using graph theory to help prepare for lifeline failure during disasters

Lifelines refer to the critical infrastructure communities rely on every day, such as roads, communications,…

In addition to a qualified assessment team, Warringtonfire Australia has over 40 fire safety engineers and a NATA accredited testing laboratory.
What is a fire assessment?

Fire assessments are desktop study reports offered by Warringtonfire Australia when a modification is made…

Kylie Wurst of Monarto Country Fire Service Brigade (located 61kms south-east of Adelaide).
Humanihut provides field accommodation at the height of the Black Summer bushfires

Kylie Wurst, like thousands of her volunteer firefighter colleagues across the country, was deployed to…

Cambridgeshire FRS, UK.
The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, looks back on the history of female…

Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera for Fire Service: Best Image Quality in the Market.
Thermal imagers: choose wisely

With the ever-growing development of new technologies for the fire service, many fire departments are…

Figure 4: FOV cones for 8 MSIR detectors.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous issue of Asia Pacific Fire Magazine, we discussed the challenges posed by…

Rupture and explosion of a single battery cell.
Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent…

C-FXEC in Coulson Aviation Australia’s new Bankstown Hangar.
NSW Rural Fire Service awards 412 fleet operation and maintenance to Coulson Aviation PTY

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has awarded the operation and maintenance of…

Kangaroo Island fires, January 2020.
Future directions in the acquisition of aerial fire intelligence

Australia suffered some of its worst bushfires ever in the summer of 2019/2020, a period…

Fire protection work is an essential service that needs to be continued even during the pandemic.
Dealing with the challenges of conducting fire-protection work in Australia during COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times, with COVID-19 gripping communities across the globe. Shutdowns, restrictions…

Water is applied from a safe distance to assist in extinguishing the fire and reduce dust as an excavator with a rake attachment is used to uncover the remaining burning fuel.
Assessing peat fires for planning and control

Peat is an accumulation of partially decomposed plant debris in a water-saturated, anaerobic environment. Peatlands…

The recovery process continues for communities after horror bushfire season.
Fighting on

The end of last year and beginning of this year tested the resilience of the…

Major upgrade to Tresco Heliport Fire & Rescue Service

Tresco is a small, family-run island measuring approximately 3.5 kilometres by 1.75 kilometres wide! It’s…

Carbon Monoxide detection in parking garages

Nowadays parking garages have become widespread with increase of the population and vehicle usage. Parking…

Why an holistic approach is essential when designing fire protection systems

Paul Pope, Group Business Development Director at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), explains why taking a…

More safety against fire – EmiControls presents an innovative way of fire protection with water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011.…

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