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Factors Relating to Knowledge Retention

You have just finished a training course – whether it was a part or full…

Members of Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue conduct a rescue operation at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 14, 2010. The all volunteer service partnered with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and multi-national relief agencies to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred earlier in the week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Joshua Lee Kelsey/Released)
The United Nations Perspective to Search and Rescue

This article was written on the twenty-fifth anniversary of what many experts consider to be…

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Clean Agent Long-Term Solution

A small fire in critical facilities such as data centres, telecommunication rooms, oil and gas…

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High-Rise Firefighting

Keeping the Firefighting Options Open High-rise buildings can take a considerable length of time to…

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New Research Challenge for Australasia

A new A$130 million Cooperative Research Centre will draw together all of Australia and New…

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Conference Addresses the Need to Think the Unthinkable

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference The words of the Spanish…

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Climate Change Drives Firefighting and Flood Response Innovation

Climate change is driving more extreme weather events around the world. To assist firefighters coping…

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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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