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Issue 58 - July 2016

In the last decade there have been many advances in foam for firefighting. Since 2001 the multinational 3M ceased to manufacture surfactants and fluorinated AFFF foams due to the ban

All of the three countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – most affected by the prolonged outbreak of Ebola virus disease have been recently declared “free of Ebola transmission”

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) provides first-line response to rural fires and road accidents across an area of 985,000 square kilometers with 14,500 volunteer firefighters. During 2013 – 2014,

Quiet rightly, people in the natural hazards sector hold science in high regard. Scientific research is crucial to predicting and preparing for events where behaviors are unpredictable and where consequences

In most countries and organisations, the term “fire stopping” refers to a system of penetration seal applications that is usually an integral component of a larger passive fire protection design.

Managing a large or complex facility becomes a lot easier if you can get the right information at the right time, in the right place. Today’s fire indicating panels collect

Selecting the right voice and data recording system is vital for the successful management of any organisation that interacts with the public by telephone and is often a fundamental part

The reality of firefighting is that it is a complex science. Now more than ever aerial operations are needed to assist resources on the ground. The National Aerial Firefighting Centre

You respond to an unknown chemical emergency at a high school gymnasium. When you arrive on the scene, you are confronted with multiple victims who have signs and symptoms of

Macao consists of Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. It became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on 20th December 1999. It covers an area

The risks of climate change were thrown into sharp relief this recent summer for Australia’s most southern state, Tasmania. A reduction in hydro-electric generation capacity due to dwindling dam storages

The fire protection industry has concerns with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s draft policy on firefighting foams, and calls for modifications. Firefighting foam is a suppression agent used

The Hong Kong Fire Services Department (HKFSD) is one of the largest and well trained fire services in the world it is also one of the most diverse protecting its

Under the theme Getting the Balance Right: Mitigation – Response – Recovery the AFAC16 program, co-produced with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, has been launched. The premier emergency management

Over the last several years, emergency management has become more complicated. Large-scale emergencies seem to be more prevalent, and new threats exist. The need to plan for, prevent, and reduce

Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) operate numerous mine sites around the thinly populated Pilbara region of Western Australia. These remote mine sites are operated as Fly In/Fly out (FIFO) operations

When working in a hazardous or dangerous environment, it is imperative to use an intrinsically safe, safety-approved lighting tool. Whether working in a Class I oil refinery or in the

Since Groves Incorporated invented the PPE gear storage system in 1980, we never stopped innovating and improving upon our designs. The key advantage lies in Red Rack™’s structurally superior tubular

By increasing community awareness of standards, they can help industry and consumers make informed purchasing decisions. For this reason, Standards Australia works with industry, government and community interests to develop

Last December firefighters from New South Wales began using their DC-10 Large Airtanker in a fashion that, while not necessarily an innovation, has not been commonly practiced elsewhere. Historically airtankers began

Wildland portable pumps are an essential tool for firefighting operations, especially in remote environments where water sources are scarce and personnel must travel long distances to hotspots. For nearly 100

There is a paradox in firefighter protective clothing that in order to maintain the current high levels of protection from heat and flame, comfort is often compromised. This potentially contributes

In May of this year a raft of new buildings found to have non-compliant, potentially combustible external cladding were added to the Victorian Building Authority’s list as part of its

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