If 110 Fires are Not Enough, Queensland Firefighters Could See More Heat, Dry Lightning and Potential Tropical Cyclone to add to State’s Problems

This report from ABC News says Sunday will be a day of vigilance for fire-ravaged parts of Queensland, amid the threat of blazes caused by lightning and the possibility of a tropical cyclone brewing in the northern Coral Sea. Severe…

Fire and Floods brings Devastation to Australian East Coast

While Queensland firefighters fight 140 fires, many of which are threatening towns in central and northern Queensland, an east coast low is dumping record amounts of rain on central New South Wales. Fires Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in…

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.…

Largest Fire for Years in Melbourne Causes Toxic Smoke Flume and Water Run Off Last Thursday

One of Melbourne’s largest fires in years continues to burn in the city’s west, closing schools and childcare centres as well as prompting health warnings from the toxic smoke. The Melbourne, Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) said the Tottenham fire began…

Early Fire Season a Worry for Australian Firefighters

Aug 20th, Australia is still in winter, however, a long dry spell which has seen most of the east coast of Australia in drought has made for an early start to the fire season, the state of New South Wales…

Three dead after explosion in Brisbane House Fire

Three people have perished following a house fire in Brisbane, Australia. The cause of the incident is under investigation but Police are treating it as suspicious. Further details can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43792060 Image for illustration purposes.

Late-season fires on the outskirts of Sydney

A massive bushfire has affected properties in Sydney’s south-west, New South Wales. The fire has burnt over 2,430 hectares around the townships Holsworthy and Menai. More than 500 firefighters in almost 100 fire trucks, along with 15 aircraft, have battled…

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…

German and European exhibitors take part in Sydney

Leading European manufacturers head to Sydney, Australia, for the Asia Pacific’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition: this year’s AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition, takes place at the new International Convention Centre Sydney on the 4-7 September 2017…

Bristol Uniforms lands major contract with Airservices Australia

Bristol Uniforms, together with its distributor Pac Fire Australia, has landed a five-year contract with Airservices Australia to supply and maintain its airport firefighter PPE. Airservices Australia is responsible for managing Australia’s aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) services at 26 of the…

Exhibitor Bookings Now Available for 2017 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus Today Trade and Sponsorship Packages are now available for the 2017 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, held 22 – 23 May at Jupiters Gold Coast, QLD. Bringing together leading representatives from fire, police, ambulance, emergency, rescue,…

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone, more buildings evacuated

By Lincoln Feast CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – Rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage just days after a powerful earthquake killed two people and devastated parts of the country’s South Island with huge…

‘Utter devastation’ after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummelled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. Emergency response teams…

Save the Date – 2017 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR)

2017 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) The 2017 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) will be held on 24 May, following on from the ANZDMC Conference to provide an additional feature day to…

Save the Date – 2017 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2017 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (ANZDMC) Back for it’s 6th consecutive year, the 2017 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (ANZDMC) will return to Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast from 22 – 23…

DC-10 Prepares for Australian Fire Season

Throughout September 10 Tanker Air Carrier, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, has been preparing Tanker 910 for the upcoming bushfire season in New South Wales. Known as Southern Belle by Australian firefighters, the DC-10 will be helping to provide air…

Emergency Management Australia Podcast – New episode out now

Some of you may already be aware of the Emergency Management Australia podcast. This is a great tool for highlighting current and topical issues in the emergency management sector. Their latest episode has just been released and explores the relationship between…

Fire fighting liquid makes every drop of water count

A LIQUID that greatly improves the ability of water to douse a blaze is helping firefighters battle wild fires in North America and Europe. Developed in South Australia by BioCentral Laboratories, BlazeTamer380 has been used this fire season in the…

Australian Eyes in the Sky

Air Affairs Australia has been providing Airborne Bushfire Reconnaissance services in Australia since 1994 and Chris Sievers, Managing Director, and his team have not stopped developing new firefighting technologies since then. Starting out with a hired Learjet 35A aircraft configured…

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