GESA – Global Emergency Services Action 

As members of the Emergency Services (ES) community, whether practitioners, consultants, or manufacturing companies, we choose to take on challenges others shy from – because we know those challenges are often a matter of life or death. Still, we know…

Introducing Natural Hazards Research Australia

A new chapter in Australia’s national natural hazards research began in July last year, with the establishment of Natural Hazards Research Australia. New research is now underway, with plenty of exciting funding opportunities already available.  Natural Hazards Research Australia (the…

Fire and Emergency New Zealand – a young organisation with a 150-year history

One hot Monday afternoon in February 2017, two wildfires several kilometres apart broke out on the Port Hills of Christchurch, New Zealand’s biggest South Island city. The fires combined into one large blaze and raged across the hills above the…

The Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI)

Since the early 1900s, the A&M University Campus in Texas USA has been providing emergency response training and in 1948, the Industrial Extension Service joined with the A&M University System and formed the Texas Engineering Extension Service, now known as…

Antarctic Fire Angels – Skiing coast-to-coast across Antarctica in November 2023

We are a team of firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and London Fire Brigade, and as an all-female team of five – Nakita Ross, Alison Kibblewhite, Rebecca Rowe, Nikki Upton and Georgina Gilbert – we are going…

Leading the way: Introducing People First Fire Pty Ltd

On 1 July 2020, FSA Training Division became People First Fire Pty Ltd, Australia’s first national Indigenous fire-safety and emergency training provider, operating with a unique focus on ‘putting people first’ in community safety. Under the leadership of owners Jason…

Bushfire volunteers in Western Australia

At more than three and a half times the size of Texas and almost 50% bigger than the second largest Australian State, Western Australia is heavily reliant on its 26,000 emergency services workers. Like their colleagues in NSW, Victoria, Queensland…

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