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.

Fire detection solution across three campuses at university

02 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald

The Wormald team installed advanced MX Technology fire detection systems at each of Deakin University’s three campuses, which are interconnected using the university’s intranet.

Fire protection for coal export terminal

25 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald

Wormald has installed a comprehensive fire protection solution as part of expansion works at Newcastle’s coal export terminal.

Keeping on top of fire safety regulations and standards

08 February, 2013 by Garry Kwok, National Technical Services Manager, Wormald | Supplied by: Wormald

Fire safety is an important responsibility for anyone managing a business or facility of any size. To ensure the safety of building or site occupants, it is vital that an adequate fire protection solution is in place and that sufficient fire safety training is provided to building occupants. It is also important that any fire protection equipment on site is routinely serviced so that it is kept in proper working order and ready when needed.

Bushfire respiratory protection

04 December, 2012 | Supplied by: 3M Safety & Graphics

Bushfires are part of life in Australia. These fires can produce vast amounts of smoke, off-gases and ash, and there is a need to consider the most appropriate ways of providing respiratory protection for those exposed to these contaminants.

Detecting emergencies using social media

25 October, 2012 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

Social media channels provide a new, rich source of information from which disaster managers and emergency response agencies can obtain real-time awareness of developing situations. CSIRO has created Emergency Situation Awareness (ESA) software to detect unusual behaviour in the Twitter stream and alert users in the emergency services when a disaster event is being broadcast online.

Optus to send emergency alerts

24 September, 2012

Optus users will now join Telstra and Vodafone users who have been able to receive emergency location-based text message warnings.

Gaam MK300 firefighting pump

24 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Wormald

The Gaam MK300 pump is said to be a reliable, powerful, low-maintenance pump, offering pressures up to 1580 kPa and flow rates to 1400 L/min.

GAAM Emergency Products bags contract from Country Fire Authority

20 July, 2012 | Supplied by: GAAM Emergency Products

GAAM Emergency Products has been awarded the contract to manufacture and supply 127 MK300 diesel powered pumps for the Country Fire Authority (CFA).

Energex partnership brings equipment to Qld fire brigades

11 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Energex Limited

Energex has renewed its partnership with Queensland Rural Fire Service through a $75,000 sponsorship of vital emergency equipment.

Wormald issues fire safety reminder to businesses

05 July, 2012

Fire protection specialist Wormald is warning businesses to be extra vigilant about using portable heaters and electrical appliances in the workplace.

Tyco Model EC-25 Extended Coverage Sprinkler

12 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Wormald

The Model EC-25 Extended Coverage Sprinkler, from Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), provides advanced solutions for the higher-density, extended-coverage applications in extra hazard and storage occupancies.

Fire suppression solution for forestry vehicle

07 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Wormald

Fire protection specialist Wormald has designed and installed a fire suppression system for Logset’s new forestry vehicle, the 10F Titan Forwarder. Logset is a Finnish manufacturer of forestry machinery and has recently started operating in the Australian market. The company provides solutions to logging professionals and its 10F Titan Forwarder is a heavy-framed machine with a load capacity of 18 tonnes.

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