Crusader Hose – Reeling vs flaking

There are two main systems for handling large-diameter fire hose: reeling and flaking. When comparing the two systems, each has unique characteristics often seen as the driving point in choosing between them. Crusader Hose maintains that the benefits of a…

GORE-TEX Professional – Innovative rescue protection  backed by proven technology

Since its international launch in June, the new GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PYRAD® stretch fabric for rescue protection has received  an enthusiastic response from fire and  rescue services around the world. The teams at the Australasian Rescue Challenge in Tamworth were the…

Stewart & Heaton Clothing Co. – Major milestone for S&H – 1,000,000 certified wildland garments

In July 2022, a major milestone was reached for Stewart & Heaton Clothing Co. Pty Ltd (S&H) with the manufacture its one millionth Certified Wildland Firefighting Garment. This milestone is significant not only for S&H but also for the Certified…

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK – At the forefront of innovation, designing and manufacturing specialist technology

For over 100 years Panasonic has been at the forefront of innovation, designing and manufacturing specialist technology for industries across the globe. There’s no better example of this than the range of TOUGHBOOK mobility solutions, regarded as the consistent market…

Magnum 40th anniversary – Supplying uniform and protective footwear across the world

Magnum is celebrating our 40-year anniversary for supplying uniform and protective footwear across the world. Since 1982, Magnum has been providing high-performance uniform, tactical and protective product with credibility second to none. It is the mission of Magnum to be…

ESKA – Professional glovemaker invests locally

For 110 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacturing of gloves. Creating uncompromising protection against thermal heat, cuts, absolute hygiene, careful workmanship by master craftsmen has led to the fact that firefighters from Europe,…

Bronto Skylift Australia/NZ – Proud to be major suppliers of HEPs to the Australia and New Zealand Fire Services 

Bronto Skylift Aust./NZ are proud to be major suppliers of HEPs to the Australia and New Zealand Fire Services.  Bronto Skylift Aust./NZ is an International Sales/Marketing/Training and Technical Support office for Bronto Skylift Oy Ab (Finland) with an association dating…

JW Fishers – Recovering evidence with technology

On a spring afternoon a call comes in to the police station citing an armed robbery has been committed at a local bank. The suspected criminals have fled the scene and EMS is en route. The last reported sighting of…

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics – Returning to AFAC 2022

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics are excited to be returning to AFAC, Australia’s largest emergency services conference. We will be exhibiting throughout the show from 23 to 26 August in Adelaide, South Australia. Held in person for the first time since 2019,…

GORE-TEX Professional – Introduces enhanced comfort with blood borne pathogen and flame protection for rescue 

ORE-TEX Professional (Gore) raises personal protection for technical rescue teams to a new level with the introduction of a unique fabric that enhances comfort while protecting from blood borne and viral pathogens and flash fire. The new GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PYRAD®…

Crusader Hose – Reeling systems for large diameter layflat hose

Getting large volumes of water to problematic fire sites can be challenging for incident controllers in managing substantial fires. Crusader Hose, the water logistics expert, knows that flexible layflat pipelines offer the perfect solution for professional firefighters. Manufactured in Australia,…

FTS – Expands Bushfire Mitigation Capabilities as Part of AEM

You already know FTS as a leading provider of situational awareness solutions for bushfires and extreme weather events. We help private businesses, local governments and emergency response agencies address the entire wildfire event curve at scale. Our Remote Automated Weather…

Simplex ES Net Life Safety Network – Combines digital in-building emergency audio and firefighter communication for simplicity and cost savings

This is a money-saving enhancement to the Simplex ES Net Life Safety Network that simplifies how emergency audio and firefighter telephone communication is distributed throughout buildings and campuses. The IP-based network will now allow in-building emergency alert audio such as…

PBI Fabrics – Delivering protection without compromise

What do firefighters have in common with NASA astronauts, Formula 1 drivers and special forces soldiers? They all operate in extreme situations and are protected by PBI high-performance fabrics, along with many others who work in hazardous industries. Renowned for…

HAIX – Ties heroes together: the high-tech lace by HAIX

Firefighter boots experience extreme situations when their wearers swing into action. The requirements placed on each individual component are therefore also very high. HAIX has developed a new high-tech design which rethinks the concept of the shoelace or bootlace entirely.…

Nordic Rescue Group – Valuing good customer relations and high-quality products

A wind of change is blowing through Nordic Rescue Group, a corporation specializing in rescue vehicles. Established in 2020, NRG recently appointed Esa Peltola as its new CEO. Earlier this year the company became Europe’s biggest in its field operating…

Workwear Group Uniforms – Protecting those who serve to protect

As one of Australia’s leading uniform providers, Workwear Group Uniforms have years of experience servicing Emergency Service organisations across ambulance, fire, police and defence. With a long Australian history, Workwear Group Uniforms has earnt a reputation for creating innovative uniform…

HAIX – Made in Europe – Manufacturing good firefighter boots starts in the pasture

European regulations are sometimes surprisingly lax. The individual parts of a shoe or boot can be manufactured anywhere in the world. As long as it is then assembled in the European Union, the finished product is allowed to carry the…

Esteri Group – A Nordic provider of strong tools for important work

Most of the old, successful companies of today had a humble start in the beginning. Back in 1968, Mr Veikko Nummela founded a company bearing his name at the age of 58, he started to make a fire pump in…

HAIX Group – From concept to finished firefighter boots

Team development instead of quiet tinkering As with every HAIX boot, the development of a firefighter boot requires real teamwork: a collaboration between artisan shoemakers, design experts and quality specialists in an intensive exchange across departments. And the boot can…

Workwear Group Uniforms – Protecting those who serve to protect

As one of Australia’s leading uniform providers, Workwear Group Uniforms have years of experience servicing Emergency Service organisations across ambulance, fire, police and defence. With a long Australian history, Workwear Group Uniforms has earnt a reputation for creating innovative uniform…

Critical protection from GORE particulate hoods

The fire industry has become increasingly aware in recent years of the potential risks to firefighters from exposure to fireground particulates. Studies have shown that some of the most vulnerable areas are around the neck and ears, despite being covered…

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