Fire > Suppression

Power station charged $1.56m over devastating 2014 fire

21 May, 2020

The operator of Hazelwood Power Corporation has been fined $1.56 million, after a bushfire spread to its coalmine and burned for 45 days.

Building standard safeguards against future bushfires

28 February, 2020

The Australian Government and Standards Australia will jointly fund access for all Australians to AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas until 30 June 2021.

Tired firefighters feeling the (back) strain

28 January, 2020

As Australia's firefighters are pushed to their limits, new research suggests their lower back pain can impact on the severity of insomnia they face.

Managing bushfire smoke health risks when working outdoors

27 January, 2020

Bushfires burning across Victoria have led to increasing smoke levels, which can adversely impact those exposed to particles in bushfire smoke.

Five-year high for NSW mobile plant fires

22 January, 2020

There were 141 instances of mobile plant fires in NSW in 2019, and "a significant rise" in underground fires, according to a new report.

Hazards lurk in the wake of fire

14 January, 2020

Those affected by the bushfires are being advised to remain vigilant, even after the fires have passed and assessment, clean-up and recovery work is undertaken.

Innovations for fire risk reduction in mining

02 October, 2019 by Jason Andrews-Reid*

Jason Andrews-Reid, OH&S Manager at Elastomers Australia, outlines a few industry innovations aimed at reducing fire risk in mining.

Queensland's cladding reforms

21 August, 2019 by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott*

Lawyers Scott Watson and Aisling Scott from King & Wood Mallesons discuss the Queensland Government's planned combustible cladding ban on new builds.

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.

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