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Issue 62 - July 2017

In early September the emergency management community will come together at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ to share the latest research, learnings and practice in emergency management. AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will

Have a look around at the crew you are working with, be it career or volunteer emergency service worker. If they are unfit and/or overweight, I think they are a

It is very rewarding to host a major conference such as the recent Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow held in Sydney, Australia but even more rewarding when it was so

On 1 July 2017, more than 14,000 people from 40 different organisations, including the New Zealand Fire Service and rural fire authorities came together to establish Fire and Emergency New

Canadian based Conair Inc. has a long and proven history in fixed wing firefighting. Their aircraft fleet includes fixed wing air tankers and air attack platforms of every size and

GAAM was founded as a family-run engineering organisation and has grown to become a leader in the design and manufacture of specialist pumps for urban and rural fire suppression. An acronym

Today’s specialist structural fire kit is designed to protect the wearer from extreme heat and flame. In addition to thermal protection certification tests, whole garment ensembles are regularly tested on

To highlight the challenges confronting fire detection and alarm system manufacturers in the 21st century, Pertronic Industries displayed a heat detector in a fish tank on its stand at Fire

The future of Oil & Gas technologies and machineries will be the main focus of the Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) Exhibition 2017, featuring some of the influential leaders from

Fire New Zealand (FireNZ) has experienced considerable growth over the past three years. A substantial increase in local and international visitors and exhibitors has seen it evolve from two days

We started the journey in the April edition of Asia Pacific Fire on the Hong Kong Fire Services Department (HKFSD), Fire and Ambulance Services Academy (the Academy), in this edition

This month saw the inaugural Society Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Conference take place in Dubai from 19-23 March. Tyco’s diversity programme, the Women’s Growth Network, which will celebrate its ten-year

Fire Protection and Life Safety have always been a critical design component for high-rise buildings. With the new peaks of the skyscrapers proposed in Asia, study focused on the high-rise

Since 2010 Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) has been developing the use of low altitude Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in a range of scenarios. With MFB’s second generation of

With China alone accounting for seven percent of global data centre capacity and annual growth of 14 percent projected for the next four years, data is big business in the

Smoke alarms are often an overlooked safety essential. The domestic smoke alarm is a very simple and effective way to protect the home, and more importantly the occupants within. Thankfully

Hans Guttman had a long international career before joining the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) as the Executive Director, but disaster risk management wasn’t always his focus. Leaving Sweden at the

Australia has a considerable amount of petroleum and gas terminals across the country. These terminals support our daily life and pumps energy into our economy. But what if one of

The Country Fire Authority of Victoria (CFA), through the CFA Koori Inclusion Action Plan 2014-2019 is committed to meet 20 key actions. Action 12 states “CFA will work collaboratively with

Technicians are expensive resources. By identifying and addressing key areas of inefficiency within your resources, you can maximize your investment and productivity. Manual processes, hard-to-understand spreadsheets, paper-based schedules and inefficient

Over the years the incidence of cancer among firefighters has been shown to be far higher than that of the general populace, and the studies and proof of same can

The Hong Kong Fire Service Department Training Academy (the Academy) is the first to facilitate rescue training for accidents involving cradles or gondolas. The Academy opened in January 2016 and

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