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
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
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
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