Plenty of people underestimate the danger of a fire spreading through a tunnel. Smoke and heat have no way to escape, and they spread at rapid speeds. The short amount of time needed for hot axles or cracked brake rotors on trucks or motor coaches to cause a fire is also well established. Despite all this, there is a way to identify overheating parts on a vehicle before it enters a tunnel and to pull that vehicle out of traffic: using the VHD Pro vehicle hot spot detector from SICK.
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.
University of Canberra PhD candidate Anthony Walker is studying what physical attributes make firefighters work better in extremely hot conditions and how to maximise their recovery once the fire has been put out.
An increasing number of refrigeration facility managers are specifying next-generation aspiration smoke detection systems because of the rapid response and immunity to false alarms that can be achieved when protecting environmentally hostile installations.
The Victaulic Fire-Pac is a preassembled fire protection valve and trim that is prewired to a fire alarm control panel or junction box.
UNSW researchers are a step closer to demonstrating that explosives - rather than water - could be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire.
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.
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.
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.
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.