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Fire & Weather – Understanding the Extremes

Hot temperatures, high winds and low humidity are important factors in bushfire behaviour. Predicting these…

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Airport Design and the Role of Glazing Systems

Worldwide, Kenya has been much in the news recently, and not for the right reasons.…

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The Sound of Safety

A critical factor in the quest to achieve fire safety is an effective fire safety…

The right response to CBRN

The range of potential threats makes CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear)/HazMat (Hazardous Materials) response…

The History of Thermal Imaging Innovation

The first infrared line scanner appeared in 1947 – one image took an hour to…

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Comparing Low-Pressure Water Mist and Sprinklers

Although stable systems for fire extinguishing with water mist have been known for decades, they…

Sustainable Fire Suppression

Modern society relies heavily upon interconnectivity. The word infrastructure is no longer restricted to traditional…

Lighting up the Fireground

The seven fundamentals of firefighting were first codified by Lloyd Layman back in 1954. Remember…

Portable Extinguishers – The First line of Defence

A portable fire extinguisher is, by definition, an item of equipment for the purpose of…

Structural Collapse Rescue

The term structural collapse is often associated with large scale urban search and rescue operations…

A&NZ Disaster & Emergency Management Conference – 5th to 7th May 2014, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Australian and New Zealand communities are continually facing heart-breaking losses caused by the increasing severity…

Recent Trends in Fire Pump Applications

The Fire industry is historically hesitant to change, and why shouldn’t it be? If it…

Assessing Toxic Emissions at the Rural/Urban Interface

  Forecasted population growth in rural/urban interface areas will expose more residents and homes to…

Tell, Show, Do – the Delivery of Effective ARFF Training

Some of us learn most effectively by being told, some by watching a demonstration, and…

Hotel Fire Safety is more than Detection

Ensuring the safety of guests is a fundamental requirement for all hotel operators. Apart from…

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