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Issue 61 - April 2017

As with any peak body, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) which is Australia’s peak body for the fire protection industry, takes the issue of governance extremely seriously. Other Asia Pacific

Interspiro, the renowned designer and manufacturer of SCBA equipment, has recently released a new breathing apparatus, developed in close co-operation with professional firefighters. Named Incurve after its ergonomically and anatomically optimised

Regular readers will have noticed that the last two issues of Asia Pacific Fire have featured two of the new, state-of-the-art training centres in the region and that not an

World Class Products and Customer Service Tornatech specializes in the conception and manufacturing of fire pump controllers in accordance with the NFPA 20 standard. They are UL listed and FM approved.

The new Pacific F15 Structural Fire Helmet from Pacific Helmets combines the 34 year heritage and proven safety of Pacific’s unique Kevlar® technology with an advanced polymer chassis to revolutionize

Big data is a concept of using data to facilitate the process of smarter decisions and improved performance through the use of analysis and metrics. It had its start in

Research into how Australian children are involved in bushfire preparations around the home is being applied to disaster preparedness in the slum communities of Bangladesh. Dr Briony Towers, through her PhD

The news is filled with ever more examples of fires caused by Lithium batteries, from e-cigarettes to mobile phones and even electric vehicles, the danger is ever present. Of course

Last issue, Part 1 of this article covered a range of issues with Queensland’s (QLD) recent foam policy, while also complementing it for taking action on PFOS and PFOA. We

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government, not-for-profit organisation for developing standards in Australia. Our standards are voluntary documents which do not become mandatory unless they are referenced in regulation

In the last few decades, the frequency of large, intense wildfires has increased in many places around the world. These fires have caused significant social, economic and environmental impacts. They

Three critical areas of focus appear to be uppermost in the minds of fire and emergency people when they’re shopping for new fire units. Firstly the onboard equipment needs to

The minimisation of false and unwanted alarms is a key challenge that continues to plague the building and fire protection industry. Building managers have fire protection responsibilities not only towards

Many community groups, schools, forestry managers and others whose properties are frequent targets of arson often consider themselves highly vulnerable to arson but felt helpless to combat it. Peter Wilding

With the recent disaster in Tehran where 16 firefighters were killed in the line of duty, while fighting a fire in a 17-story building, that collapsed on them, we thought

Wildfires are dangerous and incredibly destructive events – difficult to fight and difficult to predict. Despite this, accurate predictions of wildfire behaviour are required for planning, early warning and operational

During emergency operations, Australian Red Cross, like many emergency management agencies, uses the Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS). This provides Red Cross within a common incident management framework, and

The recent fire that occurred on the 9th November 2016 involving the Neo-Soho project in Jakarta has left a desire to look at the phenomena of external fire spread in

To understand how components of our built environment and society will fare during a disaster, we first need to know the interconnectedness of network systems and the role each component

Some might say that investigating fire origin and cause is an “Art”, but it is actually a “Profession” and to be absolutely professional the investigator must act professionally and ethically.

Faced with a level of public complacency, the New Zealand Fire Service wanted to take its fire safety messaging to a whole new level. While the majority of our public

For over 35 years Pacific Safety International Ltd (PSI), owned and operated by the Bennett family, has provided world class safety equipment to emergency services around the world, without compromise. Within

Firefighting is one of the most physically demanding jobs imaginable. In addition to physical exertion, a firefighter must also wear breathing protection while doing the job. How does a respirator

In Part 1 of this article featured in the last edition we discussed the rise of solar energy from a cottage industry just a few decades ago to becoming a

This article will be the first of a two-part series on the new Hong Kong Fire Service Department (HKFSD) Training Academy. Part two will be in the July edition of

The role of a firefighter is constantly evolving. Today across the globe, firefighters are spending much less time actually fighting fires. Instead, in many countries the vast majority of call-outs

To negate the risk of using ladders and scaffolding, the FiewView Detector Test Kit has been designed to aid technicians from floor level during the service and maintenance of fire

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