Fire

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.


Leveraging technology to improve fire safety

26 May, 2014 by John Lynch, General Manager, Business Support Services, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

When it comes to keeping people and property safe, protecting against the risk of fire should be a top priority. It is important that every premises is fitted with a comprehensive fire safety solution, which can be tailored to go beyond minimum fire protection requirements.


Wormald Connect online fire service portal

16 May, 2014 | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

Wormald has launched Wormald Connect, a web-based portal that gives users 24-hour access to fire service calls and inspections data.


Flame-retardant consumption on the rise

04 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.


Where there is smoke, there is now automation

06 February, 2014 | Supplied by: Intermec Technologies Aust Pty Ltd

To enhance operations within its Fire and Security division, Chubb Australasia General Manager of Service Delivery and Strategy Jody Blinco was tasked with finding and integrating a technology solution nationwide which would make data more readily available in real time and provide better visibility across the work of its Fire and Security technicians. The company decided on a complete field data mobility solution from Intermec.


Smart software fighting fire with fire

28 November, 2013

Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires and other natural disasters to help emergency services save lives and property.


Aussie Water Wall hose for containment

31 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Pump Industries Pty Ltd

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.


Westex UltraSoft range of flame-resistant fabrics

29 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Charles Parsons & Co

The Westex UltraSoft range of flame-resistant, 88% cotton, 12% high-tenacity nylon fabrics is claimed to be flame resistant for the life of the garment under either high-temperature industrial or home-washing procedures.


Wormald supplies fire protection solution at Nepean Hospital

27 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

Wormald has installed a comprehensive fire protection solution at the new surgical wing of Nepean Hospital in Penrith, New South Wales.


Xtralis Refrigerated Storage Sampling Kit

17 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

The Xtralis Refrigerated Storage Sampling Kit is designed for existing and new refrigerated storage facilities that require a means of air sampling smoke detection (ASD) sampling arrangement that is effective and easy to install and maintain.


Oxygen reduction system to prevent fire at hospital

13 September, 2013 | Supplied by: ARA Group

The FirePass Oxygen Reduced Fire Prevention system was installed recently at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) located in Wahroonga on Sydney’s north shore. The system has the unique ability to create an environment of breathable, controlled oxygen-reduced air that prevents fire ignition.


One in three business managers unaware of fire safety standards and legislation

17 July, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald Australia

Fire protection specialist Wormald is urging business owners and managers to keep up to date with fire safety standards and regulations and to ensure their buildings are adequately protected against fire.


How flames change the sound of firefighters’ personal safety alarm

03 June, 2013

Working with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a team of mechanical engineers from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has been assessing whether flames might be partially responsible for these occurrences. The researchers will present their findings on how flames affect the sound of the PASS alarm at the 21st International Congress on Acoustics (ICA 2013), in Montreal, Canada, to be held from 2 to 7 June 2013.


Fire-resistant cable technology to improve safety

27 May, 2013

Cable manufacturer Olex (a Nexans company) chose to partner with CSIRO to develop the new technology for making fire-resistant electrical cables. According to a CSIRO news blog, Olex has supplied over 1100 km of electrical cables to the Brisbane Airport Link Project in a contract reportedly worth $10 million to the company.


Safer flame retardant developed with dual effects

22 May, 2013

Amid concerns over the potential health effects of existing flame retardants for home furniture, fabrics and other material, scientists are reporting development of an “exceptionally” effective new retardant that appears safer and more environmentally friendly.


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