Asia/Pacific is the Most Disaster-Prone Region says Red Cross Report

A Red Cross report has found natural disasters affected more than two billion people around the world over the past decade. Australia and the greater Asia-Pacific was the most disaster-prone region in the world last year, according to the latest report.…

Six Malaysian Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Six specialist firefighters were killed by strong currents while trying to rescue a teenager after he fell into a disused mining pool last Wednesday. Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department Director-General Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said today that “it is embedded in…

Update – 12 days on and the toll increases to 1760 dead and 5000 missing in Indonesia

The death toll from the 28th September 7.5 magnitude earthquake that spawned a tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1763, with 5000 believed buried in deep mud and under the debris of collapsed buildings and homes. Local rescuers were continuing…

63,000 People in 85 Villages Impacted by Myanmar Dam Collapse

The Swar creek dam in Myanmar failed last Wednesday unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes in 85 villagers. The disaster highlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia after last…

Thai Rescue Effort Success – all 12 Children and their Adult Supervisor Found Alive

This is a positive follow up to the story of the Thai Youth Football team who have been missing in a cave system for over a week. An official from the Government in Thailand has announced that all 13 that…

Rescue Efforts Continue for Thai Youth Football Team to Trapped in Flooded Cave

The efforts to locate the 12 missing members of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave system continue with divers having progressed closer to where the boys are believed to be trapped. On Saturday 24th June, divers from…

Smoke and large diameter hose at VIC peat fire

Underground fires prove difficult to extinguish and need much water over a long period of time. At the Camperdown peat fire a chopper, pumps and the CFA Scoresby Hytrans Hose Layer proved to be a great combination for assistance. To get…

Taiwan Hit by Strong Earthquake

Taiwan has suffered a strong earthquake leading to at least two people being killed and more than more than 200 injured report officials. The tremor measuring 6.4-magnitude struck on 6 February at 23:50 local time 12 miles off the island’s east…

Trigen Automotive Rolls Out The Hooklift Foam Tender

TRIGEN Automotive, a division of HOPE Technik specialising in the manufacture of special function vehicles, including four generations of the iconic Singapore Red Rhino Light Fire Attack Vehicle, has recently rolled out one of its largest firefighting vehicles to date…

Malaysian firefighters rescue a 60-kilogram hawksbill turtle

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram Hawksbill turtle from certain death. The turtle was stuck to a floodgate at a power station in northwestern Negeri Sembilan state. Firefighters were called to the floodgate when the turtle was…

Critical Communications World promises to deliver the largest CCW in Asia to date

Critical Communications World (May 16-18, Hong Kong) is on track to attract over 3000 critical communications professionals with 90% of the current registrations coming from outside Hong Kong, cementing CCW as a truly global event. Hosting this year’s 19th Annual…

Safety and Security Concerns at Public Venues and Events are Keeping Professionals on Their Toes

Providing practical frameworks for professionals tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the public at their venues and events The desire to have great events and to make them safe is strong in Asia. Crowd management, risk assessment, counterterrorism…

Top Regional Venue and Event Owners Meeting at Public Venues & Events Safety & Security 2017 Singapore

An exciting large-scale conference, Public Venues & Events Safety & Security highlights the roles and frameworks for security professionals in effectively managing the safety and security of the people at public venues and events. This event will be held on…

Top Regional Venue and Event Owners Meeting at Public Venues & Events Safety & Security Conference 2017 Singapore

An exciting large-scale conference, Public Venues & Events Safety & Security highlights the roles and frameworks for security professionals in effectively managing the safety and security of the people at public venues and events. This event will be held on…

Safety and Security Concerns at Public Venues and Events are Keeping Professionals on Their Toes

Providing practical frameworks for professionals tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the public at their venues and events. The desire to have great events and to make them safe is strong in Asia. Crowd management, risk assessment, counterterrorism…

Securexpo East Africa aligns itself with the Secure Kenya 2030 initiative

Securexpo East Africa returns again this November with this year’s edition far bigger than it was in 2015. The whole event has grown by 25% with over 70 companies now exhibiting and thousands of products on display. The conference has…

Indonesia rejects U.S. research estimate of 100,000 ‘haze’ deaths

By Fergus Jensen and Bernadette Christina Munthe JAKARTA (Reuters) – Harvard and Columbia university research showing smoke from land fires in Southeast Asia led to more than 100,000 premature deaths last year “makes no sense at all,” an official at…

Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017

Equip Global Pte Limited is pleased to announce that we are organising the Leading Skyscrapers Asia Summit on 21-24 February 2017 in Singapore. Year on year, we are seeing Asia drastically outperforming all other regions in Skyscraper construction. For example,…

Search begins after Bangladesh factory fire, death toll rises

By Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) – The death toll from a fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh rose to 29 on Sunday as fire crews began digging through debris, and the number of…

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