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.

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.

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. 

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.

Leveraging technology to improve fire safety

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

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

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

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.

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