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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.…

In Massachusetts fires are investigated by a combination of firefighters and police officers. The fire chief is required by statute to investigate every fire in their jurisdiction. Chiefs may turn to the State Fire Marshal’s office for help depending on circumstances. Fire investigators assigned to the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office are members of the Massachusetts State Police.
NFPA fire investigation standards help to identify JPRs and fire causes

In the mid-1970s, salty old fire investigators would work their way through the smoky ruins…

Fig. 1. Tornado in New Plymouth in July 2007 that caused havoc throughout the district.
Natural hazards: the importance of wind research

Extreme wind hazards have a substantial societal and environmental impact on countries. Due to the…

Left–right: Dianne Moore (Aircraft Officer), Jo Thompson (Airbase Manager), Rhianna Burns (Air Observer), Sandra Robinson (Aircraft Officer), Amy Miller (Pilot), Ruby Manson (Photographer), Pip Younes (Media Advisor) and Lydia Kennedy (Journalist). Absent from photo but assisting in the training: Michelle Anstee (Aircraft Officer) and Lucy Darcy (Airbase support – Airbase Manager mentoree).
Women in aviation #SoCanShe

The disparity in gender within the aviation sector tells its own story. In Victoria’s emergency…

High-resoltion LCD multi-touch display for easily adjusting settings such as units to be alerted.
Next-Gen fire station alerting

Radical new designs in fire station alerting technology are helping to save lives and property.…

How to buy emergency scene lighting

What you can’t see can hurt you! Never is that statement truer than when firefighters…

The Watercube is the award winning swimming centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
22 years of performance-based fire engineering: where did it get us?

In 1997 Australia adopted a performance-based building code (BCA96). It came about from decades of…

The Inquiries and Reviews database contains a catalogue of 300 inquiries and reviews relating to emergency management/natural hazards across all jurisdictions in Australia between 1886 and 2017.
Database crucial for learning lessons from the past

Australia’s emergency services can now easily navigate through 130 years of data from inquiries, reviews…

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