FireWire Issue 20 September 2009

By: Wormald  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Fire Protection, Fire Safety

Protecting a vast, diverse and rugged urban and rural landscape, the frontline Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) firefighters need to be armed with the very best equipment to protect themselves and their community during fire and rescue situations.

To select a fire safety partner, the QFRS embarked on an intensive selection and tender process. This involved in-depth product trials, live fire testing and training sessions at the Queensland Combined Emergency Service Academy.

We are proud to announce that Wormald have been awarded the multi-million dollar contract to provide QFRS with Self- Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), cylinders, Distress Signal Units (DSUs) and testing equipment over the next five years. “Our firefighters on the front line need to be armed with the very best equipment to effectively protect them and our community,” said Commissioner Lee Johnson, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. “We’re confident that the scope and flexibility of Wormald’s SCBA products provided under this contract, as well as their industry expertise, will result in our firefighters being fully prepared for any situation”.

During the five-year replacement program, Wormald will provide SCBA units, positive pressure facemasks, negative pressure facemasks and filters, cylinders with a unique photoluminescent super glow band and protective boots and caps and DSUs. The QFRS will be further trialing the operational suitability of DSUs with full telemetry capabilities, including cylinder pressure and time remaining.

We’re looking forward to working with the QFRS, helping firefighters to protect people and property.

Also in this issue:

  • Big fire protection for smaller facilities
  • Australian first for Shell fuel terminal
  • Wormald support the fire Australia conference
  • Leading the way in water conservation
  • Honeymoon is just the beginning
  • Wollar switches on

Keywords: Fire Protection, Fire Safety

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