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Document ID (ISN)110643
CIS number 10-0264
ISSN - Serial title 1445-9922 - National Safety - The Magazine of the National Safety Council of Australia
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thomas R.
Title In the line of fire - Protecting emergency services personnel from feeling the heat
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.79, No.3, p.16-23. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) heat load; fire fighting; fire drills; wineries
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; radiant heat; dangerous substances; toxic gases; premises; sources of ignition; hazard evaluation; safe layout; protective clothing; emergency organization; causes of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Personal protection
Fires