Adaro unveil their latest smart lighting solution in the L5POWER

Adaro Tecnología S.A. is a Spanish company that has been developing innovative, intrinsically safe lighting solutions for over a century. Their core motivation is to provide the emergency services and mining industries the highest quality and most technologically advanced products available. It is this motivation that has lead to the development of Adaro’s latest flashlight, the L5POWER. Robust, reliable and lightweight the L5POWER incorporates a flashing red LED in the

Australia Bushfire

Three dead after air tanker battling bushfires in Australia crashes

Three people have tragically died after an air tanker fighting the continually damaging bushfires in Australia crashed into a fireball on January 22. Shortly before 13:30, officials lost all contact with the plane and as of yet, the reasoning behind the crash is unknown. The three that died were all American residents. According to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the plane crashed straight into an active fire zone

Safety Components

Fire Rescue New South Wales Selects Nomex 360 by Safety Components

Nomex 360 by Safety Components has been selected as the fabric of choice to protect the first responders of Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW). A state government agency, FRNSW is tasked to provide fire, rescue and hazmat services in the cities and towns across New South Wales, Australia. As one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services with more than 6,700 firefighters and over 4,500 community fire unit members,


New South Wales declare state of emergency following bushfires

Australia is currently reeling following bushfires and the state of New South Wales have now declared a week-long state of emergency in response. The threat of bushfires is ever-growing and has forced the state into making the decision, which comes into place on 08:00am on 3/1/2020 Australian time. The state has done so on the basis of a) what has already happened thus far and b) because of the strong


Change is the new normalcy – AFAC19 in full swing in Melbourne

AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ is the biggest-ever edition of the event. This is due in part to the first-time inclusion of the national conference of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) in the AFAC program, which also includes the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference. The high-calibre Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum will once again cover all the latest research findings on natural catastrophes and resilience, while a German group


Australian fire testing laboratory achieves NATA accreditation

Exova Warringtonfire Aus Pty Limited has received additional accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), the national accreditation body for Australia, to perform a broad scope of fire testing. Exova Warringtonfire is part of the Exova Group, which was recently acquired by Element Materials Technology (Element) to create one, world-class global testing services partner. The Melbourne laboratory has been accredited by NATA for many years but following a

Fire at old munitions factory in Maribyrnong, Australia contained

Firefighters successfully managed to bring a notable blaze at an old munitions factory site in Melbourne’s inner west under control on the 28th February. Just before 13:00 in Australia, the fire managed to break out in the grasslands on Cordite Avenue, and subsequently spread at a rapid pace to the point it engulfed three warehouse buildings. From the distance, thick black smoke was seen billowing above the factory site. Just

Remote South Australia and Northern Territory attacked by gigantic outback fire

Remote parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory are on the receiving end of a colossal bushfire, which has ripped through an area larger than some countries, however it appears minimal people have noticed. On the 8th February, the fire ignited near Ernabella in SA’s APY Lands, and has now gone through around 125,000 hectares – or 1,250 square kilometres – of scrub and pastoral land. To put that

Dunedin, New Zealand suburb evacuated overnight following spread of rampant fire

Over 100 homes had to be evacuated in Dunedin, New Zealand, after a massive fire caused widespread destruction, ripping through buildings and a timber yard with 2000 tonnes of dry logs. Late on the 31st of January, the Fire and Emergency services claimed that the fire was contained on three sides, however, a unconfined flank was mainly vegetation and hard to access. Phil Marsh, the incident controller, said that fire

Bushfire rips through parts of South Australia, with New South Wales being put on high alert

South Australia’s south-east region has been bulldozed by a bushfire which has seen a host of homes and other buildings be left destroyed, with New South Wales being left on high alert for any blazes, while the current threat in Victoria is easing.​ Conditions have improved recently, but despite that, an out-of-control blaze threatened several homes near Benalla in northern Victoria on the 7th January, with residents being told to leave immediately.  There