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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IAFSS Launches Federated Search Tool for Fire Research
The website of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) now features a federated online search tool, "Fire ReSearch Engine". Read More..
Japanese Petrochemical Fires & Explosions.
Japan has experienced a number of petrochemical fires in the first few months of this year, including one at the TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK oil refining plant in the city of Kawasaki, between Tokyo and Yokohama, and one at the Mitsubishi chemicals plant in the city of Yokkaichi in the Mie Prefecture in central Japan. Read More..
Cutters Edge Announces Official Introduction  Of BULLETBLADE™
April, 2014 - After a year of development and a year of Field Tests, Cutters Edge officially introduced the BULLETBLADE™ at the recent FDIC Show. Read More..
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..

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Sustainable Fire Suppression
Modern society relies heavily upon interconnectivity. The word infrastructure is no longer restricted to traditional means of conveyance such as roads. When used in 2014 vernacular it typically refers to networks that keep our interconnected society moving at a rapid pace.
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.