|Document ID (ISN)||110643|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1445-9922 - National Safety - The Magazine of the National Safety Council of Australia
|Convention or series no.
||In the line of fire - Protecting emergency services personnel from feeling the heat
||Apr. 2008, Vol.79, No.3, p.16-23. Illus.
||Using the case of a fire having erupted in an Australian winery, this article explains the importance of protecting firefighters and volunteers not only from the fire itself, but also from the release of dangerous substances and from the high level of heat radiated by the fire. The conclusions of the investigations carried out after the fire are discussed, including the importance of carrying out regular hazard evaluations, training workers in emergency procedures, storing hazardous substances in dedicated areas and making the layout of the premises available and clearly visible to firefighting personnel.
||heat load; fire fighting; fire drills; wineries
||Australia; radiant heat; dangerous substances; toxic gases; premises; sources of ignition; hazard evaluation; safe layout; protective clothing; emergency organization; causes of accidents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces