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The Role of Standards in Fire Risk Management
The Role of Standards in Fire Risk Management

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column,…

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Building in Bushfire Prone Areas, Considerations for Construction

Australians have a fundamental connection to the bush. Much of our cultural folklore surrounds Australia’s…

Important Information on Smoke Alarms

If one piece of fire protection equipment is likely to save your life, it will…

Defence Science & Technology Organisation, CBRN Research

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering…

Online Forums Showcase Bushfire CRC Research

Hundreds of participants from across the emergency management sector, both in Australia and internationally, have…

Primetech – Pioneers in Communication

The launch of Primetech’s innovative new MultiNet Comms range of portable incident ground communications solutions…

Coupled models will be able to better predict fire behaviour along ridgelines, such as this bushfire in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, 2014.
Where to Next with Fire Modelling?

Excessive amounts of heat and moisture generated by large bushfires can affect the surrounding atmosphere,…

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a network of disaster prone and…

Creating an Above Ground Fire Shelter

Following the disastrous bushfires of 7 February 2009 I was shocked at the significant loss…

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Protecting Fire Sprinklers from the Human Element

Fire sprinkler systems are designed and installed to protect life and property. Actuation of sprinkler…

Fire and Rescue NSW – Planning for the Future
Fire and Rescue NSW – Planning for the Future

The delivery of Fire, Rescue and Hazmat services in today’s complex operating environment presents significant…

Beware of Counterfeit Fire Detection Devices
Beware of Counterfeit Fire Detection Devices

There can be fewer product categories where the consequences of using counterfeit goods can be…

Reaching Communities in Disasters
Reaching Communities in Disasters

Many countries are working concurrently on next generation systems to enable the public to contact…

Major Advances in Respiratory Protection Standards
Major Advances in Respiratory Protection Standards

This article takes a look at product development for firefighting respiratory protection equipment and explains…

Lighting the Way with Pelican Products Today’s firefighter is responsible for more equipment than ever before. Due to the burdensome amounts of gear required to do the job, anything that allows for lighter and smaller profiles would certainly be welcomed.
Lighting the Way with Pelican Products

Today’s firefighter is responsible for more equipment than ever before. Due to the burdensome amounts…

No Deployment without Communication

Due to the often perilous surroundings and the limited air supplies during deployments with self-contained…

Foam Suppression Systems – What You Need To Know
Foam Suppression Systems – What You Need To Know

Whether it is protecting high-risk assets or an emergency situation, foam hardware has evolved since…

Detector Options for Down-stream System Performance

Choosing a fire detection solution is not as simple as it used to be. Of…

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Tunnel Fires

Why they are vulnerable to disaster, the consequences and possible solutions Major tunnel fires can…

Clean Agent Enclosure Design

Clean agent fire suppression systems are used in enclosures where a sprinkler system could cause…

21st Century Decontamination Where Are We Going?
21st Century Decontamination Where Are We Going?

There are few things more uncomfortable and more dangerous than working in a HazMat suit…

PPE / PPC: The Last Line of Defence
PPE / PPC: The Last Line of Defence

In the world of modern fire and emergency services, there is an ever-increasing trend for…

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