Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) News

Australia’s Moonshot: To Be Global Leader In Wildfire Prevention, Resilience

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have committed 50 million Australian dollars (US$35 million) to the Fire and Flood Resilience initiative through Minderoo Foundation, with a goal of raising an additional 450 million (US$320 million) in direct or in-kind support over the life of the program. The goal of the ambitious investment is to make Australia the global leader in fire and flood resistance by the year 2025. It is an audacious vision that requires an innovative approach, and the organization takes...

AFAC Conference And Fair Powered By INTERSCHUTZ Postponed To August 2021

It is with deep regret that the organizers of the Australian AFAC declared that the 2020 edition of the conference and fair on protection and rescue has been postponed. This is due to the conditions and restrictions caused by the current COVID 19 pandemic. The AFAC powered by INTERSCHUTZ, scheduled for August, will now be held one year later - from August 17 to 20, 2021, in Sydney at the International Convention Center (ICC). AFAC had chosen Adelaide as a venue in southern Australia. The AFAC o...

AFAC19 Powered By INTERSCHUTZ To Feature German Group Pavilion And Institution Of Fire Engineers

AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ is the biggest-ever edition of the event. This is due in part to the first-time inclusion of the national conference of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) in the AFAC program, which also includes the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference. The high-caliber Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum will once again cover all the latest research findings on natural catastrophes and resilience, while a German group pavilion with 11 companies will also be...

NFPA Announces 2019 Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association Awards And Elected Members

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2019 annual conference in Edmonton, Alberta June 8-14. More than 110 Metro chiefs from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Association’s 2019-2020 officers and board members. The officers are: Chi...

INTERSCHUTZ Goes To China For The First Time With November Premier Of “CEFE Powered By INTERSCHUTZ”

The still-young CEFE is set to become a major international platform for safety and security themes. It stands to benefit from the support of INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s leading trade fair for fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security. Taking place from 5 to 7 November 2019, the Shanghai-based trade fair will run for the first time under the name "CEFE powered by INTERSCHUTZ". CEFE Powered By INTERSCHUTZ By launching CEFE powered by INTERSCHUTZ, we are strengthening th...

Chief Russ Sanders To Be Honored At 31st Annual National Fire & Emergency Services Dinner

The Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Board of Directors has chosen Chief Russ Sanders to receive the 2019 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The official award presentation will take place during the 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Public Safety And Prevention VFIS Executive Vice President Dr. Bill Jenaway noted, “Russ Sanders has distinguished himself on so many levels and in s...

Hannover Fairs Australia Partners With AFAC For New Exhibition In Australia

The new exhibition, built on foundations of an AFAC event, will be called 'AFAC powered by INTERSCHUTZ' On Friday, June 5, Hannover Fairs Australia (an Australian subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG) and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) finalised a partnership agreement for a new exhibition in Australia. Now professional associations and solution providers can use this new showcase to pursue their objectives in Down Under, which will cover sim...

Black Friday Anniversary Renews Importance Of Ongoing Bushfire Research

The anniversary of Black Friday in Australia has highlighted the need for continued research into bushfire Prominent fire management bodies highlight need for research into ongoing wildfire threats Australia's peak fire management and research organizations are calling for ongoing support for scientific research to deal with the bushfire threat to our communities. Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of Black Friday, Victoria's highest fatality bushfire event. From December...

National Approach To 'Prepare, Stay And Defend Or Go Early'

Fire agencies in Australia are advising citizens to be fire ready Australian fire agencies today urged Australians to remain vigilant in light of the recent tragedy and urged all Australians to make sure they are fire ready. Research has shown that the "Prepare, stay and defend or go early policy" is the most effective way to protect life during a bushfire. "The tragic events of this weekend have been something that this country has never seen before, and while lessons will...

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