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 April 2014 edition of APF Magazine. In this issue you will find feature articles on Structural Collapse Rescue, Portable Extinguishers, The Right Response to CBRN and take a look at the Lateest PPE Innovations for Firefighters. We also look at Lighting Up The Fireground, Airport Design and the Role of Glazing Systems, Fire & Weather - Understanding the Extremes, The Sound of Safety, Comparing Low-Pressure Water Mist and Sprinklers 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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Fire in Chinese Factory Kills 11.
A fire in a lingerie factory in Puning, a county-level city in the municipal region of Jieyang, in the south-east of Guangdong province southern China is reported to have resulted in the death of 11 people. Most of the deaths appear to have been due to suffocation. According to state media reports, 17 people were rescued from the burning building, many of whom were injured as a result of the blaze. Most of the victims were believed to be women in their 20s. Read More..
PPE Innovations Update.
The past year has seen a bumper crop of new pieces of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) come onto the market. There have been significant developments in new fabrics, along with new helmets, gloves and boots, so it is a good time to review what is now available to make firefighters and rescue personnel's lives more comfortable and - above all - safer. Read More..
Australian Cement Works Fire
A blaze at the Boral cement works at Maldon, near the small town of Picton in New South Wales, Australia brought work at the plant to a standstill. The fire broke out in a conveyor motor on the fourth floor of the cement works, requiring 80 of the plant's workforce to be evacuated immediately as the flames began to spread. Read More..
Blaze Destroys Second Historic Australian Hotel
The Buchan Caves Hotel at Buchan in East Gippsland, 350 kilometres east of Melbourne, was recently burnt to the ground in an overnight blaze. This was the second hotel fire in Gippsland this year. In February, the historic Port Albert pub - one of the state of Victoria's oldest licensed pubs - also burnt to the ground. Read More..

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Class A Foam and CAFS Training
Class A foam concentrate is a synthetic chemical additive that reduces the surface tension of water so it can penetrate combustible fuel surfaces. When mixed with water it creates a foam solution that is more effective than plain water for flame knockdown and fuel cooling when used for a fire attack.
Firefighter Safety Knows No Bounds
As the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) travels the world, while we may experience different cultures and approaches to the delivery of fire and rescue services, one common denominator can always be found, the dedication and commitment of the safety of its firefighters.
Structural Collapse Rescue
The term structural collapse is often associated with large scale urban search and rescue operations following natural occurrences such as earthquakes. Indeed the start of this century has seen many high profile natural disasters, which have been well reported across the media, often showing this type of rescue operation being performed by specialist search and rescue (USAR) personnel.
It May Be When, Not If
A few months ago I wrote in the editorial page of this magazine about the exponential increase in natural disasters that is taking place around the world. Little did I know at the time of the devastation that the typhoon that struck the Philippines and obliterated entire cities would cause.
Tell, Show, Do - the Delivery of Effective ARFF Training
Some of us learn most effectively by being told, some by watching a demonstration, and some by actually trying to master the task first hand. For most people though it is a combination of all three, and that is one of the guiding principles behind Airservices' new Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) training facility at Melbourne Airport in Australia.