Safer fire retardant now being developed27 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.
Firefighters battle not just flames, but also exposure to carcinogens27 October, 2017
Canadian study reveals that firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin.
Simulator provides safe training for firefighters06 September, 2017
A virtual reality firefighting simulator has been launched by Deakin University for emergency service training.
Apex2 sampling pumps09 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 system22 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 reels30 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 season22 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 panels01 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 business01 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 equipment07 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 chemicals07 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 ball25 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 explosives29 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.
Flame-retardant consumption on the rise04 March, 2014
Flame retardants can save lives by preventing or at least slowing down the combustion of plastics, construction materials and textiles. A report by market research institute Ceresana finds that more than 2 million tonnes of flame retardants were consumed in 2013.
Aussie Water Wall hose for containment31 October, 2013
The Aussie Water Wall creates a 300 m2, 12-15 m high wall of water jets from just one hose and is designed to be used in containment situations to isolate fires and hazmat spills.