Fire > Suppression

Improved safety protocol needed for building claddings

18 December, 2017

Better safety testing is required to prevent deadly fires in high-rise exterior building claddings, according to FM Global.


Boosting female participation in firefighting

15 December, 2017

A camp held for teenagers in Canada is aiming to get more girls and women into the firefighting services.


Firefighters battle not just flames, but also exposure to carcinogens

27 October, 2017

Canadian study reveals that firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin.


Safer fire retardant now being developed

27 October, 2017

A non-toxic fire retardant is being developed for the building industry, with the hope that it will help to prevent future fire disasters.


Simulator provides safe training for firefighters

06 September, 2017

A virtual reality firefighting simulator has been launched by Deakin University for emergency service training.


Apex2 sampling pumps

09 June, 2017

The Apex2 range of sampling pumps is intrinsically safe for use in flammable atmospheres.


Scott Safety Scott Sight in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system

22 September, 2016

The Scott Safety Scott Sight in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system uses hands-free thermal imaging technology to provide firefighters with a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings.


Tecpro Australia Mine Spec Range heavy-duty hose reels

30 August, 2016

Tecpro Australia Mine Spec Range heavy-duty hose reels include a spring rewind mechanism to make it easy for operators to retract the hose after use.


Improved emergency services response for bushfire season

22 August, 2016

Emergency services will be better able to share resources ahead of the disaster season in Australia, following support from the National Resource Sharing Centre.


PVStop fire-retardant liquid tarp for solar panels

01 July, 2016

PVStop has been designed from polymer film technology that acts a 'liquid tarp' to switch off a solar PV system in seconds, which renders the entire system safe in the event of a fire or other emergency situation.


New owners for Australian Wormald fire business

01 March, 2016

The deal for global fire and security company Tyco to sell off its Wormald Australian fire business has now been finalised.


Wormald partners with Komatsu for safer mobile equipment

07 May, 2015

Wormald has signed a national supply agreement with Komatsu to provide fire suppression systems for mobile equipment. An industry first, the partnership will see vehicle fire suppression systems supplied directly to Komatsu for fitment by technicians at the assembly stage.


Aussie answer to toxic fire-fighting chemicals

07 October, 2014

Australian scientists have come up with the solution to a worldwide pollution problem - how to mop up the toxic residues left after the use of special foams to fight fires.


Elide 1000 fire extinguishing ball

25 July, 2014

The Elide 1000 fire extinguishing ball is a patented, self-activating fire extinguishing solution that is easy to use and suitable for manual or static operation.


Fighting bushfires with explosives

29 May, 2014

UNSW researchers are a step closer to demonstrating that explosives - rather than water - could be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire.


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