How innovative technology can lead to significant gains in lone worker safety

In a recent case in New Zealand involving the death of a lone machinery operator the company were ordered to pay $85,000 in reparations to the worker’s family as the company involved had no lone worker policy in place. Putting…

Satellites to help show when the bush is ready to burn

Soil dryness and flammable vegetation are two of the primary factors affecting the severity of a bushfire. But a new interactive map is providing better information that will help fire managers undertake prescribed burns safer and assess the risk of…

Modern technology will further improve fire safety around the world

On March 25, Russia experienced its deadliest blaze in nearly a decade, killing 64 people in a mall. The subsequent investigation found a deactivated alarm system was to blame, in violation of safety rules. I can’t stop questioning that if…

Transforming fire safety

Fire safety is a major concern. We’re living in a world that has been shaken by technological advances, in cities and buildings full of cutting edge innovations where one of the most pressing dangers is still the threat of fire.…

Approaching the flame fire fighting robot

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 these terminals and its tanks go wrong? In a blink…

Effective field service software can improve your fire safety productivity

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 technician scheduling are just a few ways that your business…

Death prevention by virtual training

Despite stricter safety requirements and the use of newer technologies, fire fighters are still involved in many incidents during their brave defence. They are involved in accidents during field operations but, strangely enough, also during training. In the USA for…

The convergence of video and fire safety

Using video for fire safety outreach is nothing new, many people and departments are doing it – just search YouTube using the words “fire safety” and you’ll get 1.1 million results. However, this raises the question – how effective are…

Australian fire app focuses on firefighter safety

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, CFS responded to 18,115 incidents. That figure has been steadily…

Remote access puts your fire system at your fingertips

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 and organise tremendous amounts of real-time information that could be…

GIS technology improves the workflow of 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 the consequences of emergencies is greater than ever. Emergency management…

Smart devices are transforming door to door field operations

In Australia, post-disaster Red Cross field operations have traditionally been based on the use of hard copy maps and briefings, with paper forms used to record relief and recovery information. Whilst this is a very reliable approach, door to door…

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