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 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

28 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Wormald

Vehicle owners and operators are advised to familiarise themselves with changes to Australian Standard AS5062.

Scott Safety Scott Sight in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system

22 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

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 | Supplied by: Tecpro Australia

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.

Beating the heat with PPE

11 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Scott Safety

High temperatures are a cause for concern for outdoor workers and increase the risk of heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion, heat stress and heat stroke.

Standards update — national approach to fire protection maintenance

27 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Wormald

National businesses are being urged to standardise maintenance of fire protection as Victoria joins the rest of Australia in implementing fire protection maintenance standard AS1851-2012.

Safeguarding your worksite against electrical fires

04 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Simply Energy

Simply Energy provides guidelines on how to safeguard your worksite against electrical fires.

PVStop fire-retardant liquid tarp for solar panels

01 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Solar Developments Pty Ltd

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.

Photoelectric smoke alarms will be the way of the future

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Clipsal - by Schneider Electric

With the mandatory installation of photoelectric smoke alarms in all homes in Queensland, one manufacturing company is ceasing production of ionisation smoke alarms altogether.

Things to consider when selecting a fire protection contractor

31 May, 2016 by John Lynch, General Manager Business Support Services, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald

As industrial, construction and mining sectors undertake rationalisation programs and centralise procurement, cost and efficiency are weighing more heavily into the purchase of fire protection systems than ever before. While these are important considerations, this should never be at the expense of life safety.

Fighting fire with science

11 March, 2016

A UQ researcher and 'fire chaser' has won a national competition for a project that looks at fighting intense bushfires with science.

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