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A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the…

Fire-alarm investigation.
Live investigations of false fire alarms

Fire detection and fire alarm systems (FDFAS) are used to provide early warning of fire…

Standards Australia Techstreet webstore.
Continued commitment to the fire protection industry

The fire sector remains a key area of operation for Standards Australia, with the publications…

Provide safety and emergency management training.
A tool to understand large buildings in an emergency

Locatrix (previously Concept Safety Systems) is a technology inventor, partnering with first responders and emergency…

TFT works with firefighters around the globe to understand the essentials of water flow and how to select the best tools for their needs.
Hard hitting nozzle types – Fact from fiction

Task Force Tips has engineered a test method to accurately measure the impact of a…

In demanding environments with high ceilings, VFD solutions can detect a starting fire within seconds.
Video-based fire detection

Most of today’s fire alarm systems use a variety of smoke detection technologies to detect…

Scoresby Hose Layer hose retrieval.
Relay pumping – Large diameter hose, the only way forward

The art of moving any volume of water over a long distance in firefighting operations…

Engaged team members are crucial to fire services’ ability to protect the public.
Automation: saving money, staff and lives

When repetitive, time-consuming tasks are automated, Australia’s vital fire and rescue staff are free to…

Figure 1. Cost of Data Center Outages [Ponemon Institute, 2016].
Data center fire protection: ensuring business continuity

The occurrence of a fire in a data center can lead to business interruption (“downtime”)…

The entire island of Ambae was covered in volcanic ash up to 30 cm deep.
Australian emergency management skills adapted to the Pacific environment

Officers in the Australian Emergency Services have an incident management skill set that makes them…

Solar image showing loop-like magnetic field structure erupting from the sun carrying ionised gas.
Space weather: The modern natural hazard

Since the dawn of the ‘Space Age’ in the late 1950s, we have become increasingly…

Although the frequency of cyclones may decrease, east coast cyclones could become more severe.
Planning for catastrophe: an all-hazards nationwide approach

Most emergency management effort is focused on preparation for routine emergencies. But Bushfire and Natural…

Cave rescuers communicating to the surface via the “Michie phone” earth return communication system, minus 250m below ground.
SAR in action: Deep cave rescue

A caver, who has suffered multiple injuries after a fall, is trapped approximately 300 metres…

Putting an end to bullying and harassment in the fire service

Bullying and harassment. These two words have become quite the buzzwords in recent years. Back…

During the demonstration burn, the unsprinklered room reached 1,245 degrees.
Safer, more affordable homes with new sprinkler requirements

With the implementation of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 on 1 May, the safety…

Spotting The Small Print

The confusion of multi-sensor certification The almost all-round protection offered by multi-sensors makes them a…

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…

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