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© Asia Pacific Fire & MDM Publishing Ltd.
Issue 57 - April 2016

Australia has a high dependence on its maritime industries for continued prosperity. During 2014/15, there were over 30,000 ship arrivals to Australian ports, placing Australia as the fifth largest shipping

The lack of technical support during large fires is an ongoing problem for Fire Emergency Management Services, causing aggravation and impeding on the efficiency of their work. The need for

The hallmarks of catastrophic disasters are death and destruction, large scale disruption of communities and businesses, the displacement of populations and public anxiety. Often they occur with little to no

As I travel the world researching advancements in PPC/PPE, I often hear firefighters seeking the very latest technology in the component makeup of firefighting gear. Sometimes this is a quantum

Fire managers need to accurately monitor prescribed burns and bushfires to better assess how they affect fuels and how they reduce fire risk. A project at the Bushfire and Natural

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column, Tim Wheeler, National Sector Manager of Standards Australia, talks about updates to key standards and

In Australia, post-disaster Red Cross field operations have traditionally been based on the use of hard copy maps and briefings, with paper forms used to record relief and recovery information.

Communications during an emergency response are of paramount importance for safety of responders and efficient execution of emergency plans. However communications are highly likely to be compromised during an emergency; an extreme

Firefighters work hard, in environments characterised by high levels of ambient and radiant heat. To further add to their thermal strain, urban firefighters wear heavy, impermeable protective clothing in a

Taiwan lies on the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate, which are converging at 80 mm per year. The island is the result of uplift caused

Legend has it that prisoners would sigh as they crossed it, on their short journey to a life behind bars. Nowadays, the Ponte dei Sospiri, or Bridge of Sighs, is

The importance of multi-agency collaboration during major events cannot be under estimated in this world of terrorism and hazardous substances emergency agencies need to train to the same standards and

Part 1 in the January issue looked at PFOS as a legacy issue, why foam is so beneficial when dealing with large flammable liquid fires and how fluorotelomer surfactants provide

The Disaster & Emergency Management and Search & Rescue community will unite in 2016 for education, networking and inspiration at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management (DMC)

EMC has been one of the major annual emergency services conferences in Australia for the last 16 years. Every year, it brings together emergency management professionals from Emergency Services Organisations,

Tyco Fire Protection Products has opened a new 450 square metre training centre in Singapore to offer training services to the fire and mechanical industry. Branded as the TechXchange Academy,

Chinetti s.r.l. were established in Varese north of the city of Milan in 1953. Since 1976 the company have been actively involved in the manufacturing of fire-fighting and specialist vehicles

Single Engine Airtankers are quickly becoming the preferred fixed wing airtanker for initial attack firefighting operations. Though it has taken several decades for this shift to occur, it is now

In 2005, Bluemont brought to Australia the Hytrans HS150 system demonstration truck and completed live demonstrations for fire services throughout Queensland, NSW, ACT & Victoria. This is the same unit on

FPA Australia has a simple goal for the fire protection industry: that all individuals will be ‘fit-for-action’ (which means trained, competent and accredited) by2020. We are committed to making this

The Pacific islands are a large part of our readership and present a marketing opportunity to those that know how to deal with the islands’ culture and systems. The islands are

In previous installments of this series we talked about the types of petroleum storage tanks, their locations, common fire hazards, described the types of fires, and fire suppression systems that storage

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