Asia Pacific Fire Magazine

Asia Pacific Fire (APF) magazine is the only quarterly journal for the Asia Pacific Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. Written by leading fire prevention and fire fighting professionals, every issue is packed with in-depth technical features and the most recent developments in testing, codes and standards.

Graham Collins, Editor

In this Issue

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of APF Magazine. In this issue you will find feature articles on High-Rise Firefighting, Clean Agents, The United Nations Perspective to Search and Rescue and take a look at the Latest Helmets, Boots and Gloves for Firefighters. We also look at Lightening Protection, Firefighting Vehicles, First Responder Training, Natural Disaster Planning and much more. We hope you enjoy reading yet another bumper issue of APF Magazine. If you have any comments or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Australian Vehicle Fires Highlight Need for Fire Protection
Two recent vehicle fires in New South Wales, Australia have again raised serious concerns about vehicle maintenance standards and the need for adequate fire protection for heavy goods vehicles. Read More..
International Association of Fire Chiefs Annual Conference and Expo 2014
The IAFC's Annual Conference and Expo takes place from 13th - 16th August at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Read More..
FPA Australia Issues New Technical Documents
FPA Australia has released two new technical documents: PS-05 (Product compliance and evidence of suitability) and IB-09 (Application of primary and secondary reference documents under the Building Code of Australia). Read More..
Gas Explosions Rock Taiwanese City
At least 24 people were killed and more than 270 were injured recently in a series of at least five huge gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. Read More..
FPA Australia Issues Foams Information Bulletin.
FPA Australia, which aims to promote the protection of life, property and the environment from fire and related emergencies, has released an important information bulletin on the selection and use of firefighting foams. Read More..
Cutters Edge Introduces H2 Series Rotary Rescue Saws
In April, 2014 - Cutters Edge introduced the new H² Series Rotary Rescue Saws at FDIC that feature more power, improved air filtration, a Full-wrap handle and a new EZ-Drag base design. Read More..

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New Technology
New Technology
23rd July 2014
UL-Listed Total Flooding System Sets New Standard. The launch of a new engineered clean agent total room flooding system that has just received UL Listing means that total room flooding installations no longer have to be more complicated than necessary. Installation costs can now be drastically reduced, previously unattainable design flexibility is also a reality; and installation times have been slashed.
Factors Relating to Knowledge Retention
You have just finished a training course - whether it was a part or full time, one week or one year - from the moment you pat yourself on the back, the knowledge and/or skills you received in those studies will start to decay. What can you do about it? The first thing is to understand what is going on in regards to why we do not retain all that we learn. So, we will look at the factors around skill decay to give you an understanding that this is not just a matter of forgetfulness and how to mitigate against it.
The United Nations Perspective to Search and Rescue
This article was written on the twenty-fifth anniversary of what many experts consider to be the genesis of international search and rescue operations and it aims to give the reader a perspective of the lead international agency that helps drive the agenda of the global USAR system.
Clean Agent Long-Term Solution
A small fire in critical facilities such as data centres, telecommunication rooms, oil and gas facilities, power generation and transmission facilities, and other computer-controlled operations can result in catastrophic loss. It interrupts vital operations and damages high-value equipment. In these situations, it is important that fires be knocked down quickly before they have a chance to spread. This ensures that sensitive data, electronics and other equipment will not be damaged in the process of putting out the fire.
Protecting High-risk Assets from Lightning Strikes
Lightning strikes are far more common than many people realise and, with the changes in the global climate and weather patterns, they are on the increase. The Asia Pacific region is at particular risk because, according to a joint NASA and National Space Development Agency of Japan study, approximately 70 percent of lightning occurs on land in the tropics, where the majority of thunderstorms occur.
High-Rise Firefighting
Keeping the Firefighting Options Open