Firefighters using thermal imaging cameras

17 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

A fire department in the US is using thermal imaging cameras (TICs) as a critical tool in helping protect lives and save property.

Victaulic VicFlex sprinkler fittings

31 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Victaulic Australia/New Zealand

The Victaulic VicFlex sprinkler fittings are designed to replace threaded hard pipe drops and arm-overs.

FLIR K55 thermal imaging camera

26 February, 2015

The FLIR K55 has been added to the FLIR K-Series suite of thermal imaging firefighting cameras.

FLIR K55 thermal imaging camera

26 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

The FLIR K55 has been added to the FLIR K-Series suite of thermal imaging firefighting cameras.

Improved fire detection with ultraviolet light sensor

19 February, 2015

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create an ultraviolet light detector that is claimed to be 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector.

Vesda-E aspirating smoke detection system

20 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

The latest version of the Vesda aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system - the Vesda-E - has achieved ActivFire Certification.

Averting potential fire danger inside the tunnel

20 October, 2014 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

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.

Aussie answer to toxic fire-fighting chemicals

07 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.

Emergency lighting upgrade for Etihad Stadium

05 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Clevertronics Pty Ltd

A range of emergency and exit light fittings has been installed throughout Melbourne's Etihad Stadium.

UC research studies heat in working environments

01 August, 2014 by Claudia Doman

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.

Elide 1000 fire extinguishing ball

25 July, 2014 | Supplied by: Elide Fire Ball Australia P/L

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.

Aspiration detection system eliminates false alarms in refrigeration facilities

23 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Honeywell Ltd

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. 

Exelgard smoke alarm safety switch

23 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Exelgard

Designed for domestic use, the Exelgard Alarm Safety Switch automatically switches off a home's power circuits when a smoke alarm detects fire, helping to minimise the spread of fire.

Victaulic FireLock Series 745 Fire-Pac fire protection valve

17 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Victaulic Australia/New Zealand

The Victaulic Fire-Pac is a preassembled fire protection valve and trim that is prewired to a fire alarm control panel or junction box.

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.

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