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Fire protection – the good news

When I was in the fire brigade, a  senior officer, the current editor whom I’m…

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Are we technology dependent?

There is a lot to be said about the technology being developed in this gadget…

Firefighters should pat themselves on the back

We all know the role of a firefighter is to protect members of the community…

Data is king, I’m told. But only if you do something with it, I reply.

I just stepped away from looking at Sentinel hot spot, a service run by Geoscience…

Are we destroying our ability to be professional?

When I was a young firefighter back in the 1970s there was only one means…

Essential basic reading for all those involved in fire and disaster prevention.
When will we ever learn?

For those not old enough to remember the Peter, Paul and Mary hit ‘Where have…

We need face-to-face conferences and exhibitions to grow

Did you hear that? It was the applause given to me by 40 zoom attendees…

COVID -19: do we have to reinvent the wheel?
It has now been nine months since we first heard the word coronavirus, before it…
What does it take to change?

With all that is going on in this COVID-19 world – mass unemployment, community lockdown,…

Are inquiries the way to learn after attending a significant fire?

Do you learn from your experiences at a fire, or are there many important issues…

Unsung heroes during large disasters

We read continually about the firefighters, rescuers and civil defence people doing outstanding things on…

The rise of Asia in the fire market

Exports from China rose 3.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 221.5 billion in…

Are you looking after your mental health?
It’s easy to recognise and understand physical health problems when it’s for example a broken…
Climate change is now a key strategic issue for Boards

Natural event risks are normally handled by management. These are the usual short-term incidents like…

How do we capture innovation in the Fire Service?

By my assessment firefighters are one of the most innovative groups of people you will…

Will there be a firefighter in the future?

I was talking to an RAAF pilot recently about how technology with drones has changed…

Why are we always playing catch up after a disaster?

Sitting in another meeting dealing with the aftermath of another fire that has killed many.…

We are all in this together as firefighters

In this world of mass media, we can get caught up in our own importance,…

We should make the most of trade exhibitions

Both customer and client are there to exchange information. Just make sure it’s the correct…

If you’re unfit and overweight you’re a liability as a firefighter

Have a look around at the crew you are working with, be it career or…

Flame simulation.
Training is the key to everything in emergency services

Regular readers will have noticed that the last two issues of Asia Pacific Fire have…

Why won’t the Fire Service buy my product?

How many times have I heard suppliers say this, in frustration, when clearly they have…

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