Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) News

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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