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Fire protection systems: transforming ancient principles

27 October, 2021 by Peter Geale*, Marketing Manager, FireMate

The fire protection industry is frequently traced back to the Ancient Romans. Through technological innovation, these ancient principles have been transformed.


ACT to introduce plug-in hybrid fire truck in 2022

26 October, 2021

The ACT Emergency Services Agency has signed an agreement with Rosenbauer for an electric fire truck, featuring a range of safety benefits for Fire & Rescue firefighters.


AFAC22 to run in Adelaide, after success of AFAC21 Virtual

18 October, 2021

Following the success of AFAC21 Virtual Conference and Exhibition, plans are underway to host AFAC22 in a face-to-face environment in Adelaide.


Fire and emergency management sector to convene virtually at AFAC21

30 August, 2021

At AFAC21 (5–8 October), more than 100 conference presenters across seven immersive streams will take a holistic approach to emergency prevention, management and recovery.


Software upgrades fire protection with standards integration

25 August, 2021

Brisbane-based fire protection maintenance software provider FireMate has partnered with Standards Australia to deliver an integrated fire safety solution.


NSW appoints company to oversee flammable cladding blitz

20 August, 2021

A major commercial building company has been chosen to lead Project Remediate, NSW's cladding remediation program.


Trafalgar COREX fire-rated board

16 June, 2021

COREX is a lightweight fire-rated board designed for steel protection in the event of a fire.


Jumping castle business fined after truck explosion

26 March, 2021

A Gold Coast jumping castle hire business has been fined $50,000 for exposing two workers, who were burned in a fire, to the risk of serious injury.


Vic volunteer firefighters to undergo virtual training

29 January, 2021

Victorian volunteer firefighters will receive virtual reality training to help them grow accustomed to a range of emergency firefighting scenarios.


Research reveals health effects of Hazelwood mine fire

30 October, 2020

Research into the health effects of the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire has revealed an increased risk of death in smoke-impacted areas during and after the fire.


New Fire-Retardant Ensembles and Fireboot in development for Workwear Group

24 September, 2020

With industry leading design, product and service expertise, Workwear Group tailor solutions to meet each of our Emergency partners' unique requirements.


'Preventable' workplace death prompts $800K fine

21 September, 2020

A liquid waste treatment facility in Yatala, Queensland, has been fined $800,000 after an incident in which a worker was burnt to death.


NSW bushfire inquiry calls for more hazard reduction

11 September, 2020

The NSW Government has released an independent Bushfire Inquiry Report, which accepted all 76 recommendations made after the 2019–20 bushfire season.


Fire-resistant ship cladding builds up safety

13 August, 2020

A lightweight, fire-resistant ship cladding that can withstand temperatures over 1000°C could change the face of ships around the world.


Fire safety in unoccupied buildings: a national snapshot

16 July, 2020 by John Lynch*

Fire safety testing is essential for building owners, whether a building is occupied or not. Here is a national snapshot of fire compliance requirements.


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