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Asia Pacific Fire 

by James Wong

The protection and preservation of life is paramount; this includes the safety of emergency services personnel, and the safety of community members including vulnerable community members and visitors/tourists within the incident area. The increase in urbanization has resulted in emergency responders facing increased challenges when potentially dealing with emergency incidents within complex structural environments.

Globally, there is evidence of G innovation and technology that supports enhancements to emergency responder safety; these enhancements relate to personal protective clothing and equipment, operational processes and procedures, as well