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Life safety tops agenda at FIRE ASIA 2006: Asia's foremost fire conference and exhibition will this year be held in Hong Kong on the theme of 'Best Practices in Life Safety'. Taking place on February 15-17 topics will include preparedness for terrorist attack and contemporary building designs on life safety, with feature presentations from world-renowned fire experts running alongside the region's premier fire exhibition.(FIRE ASIA 2006)

HONG KONG HAS WON

world-wide acclaim for being a bustling, vibrant and dynamic modern metropolis in the fast developing Asia. With a huge number of skyscrapers and mega transport systems, fire professionals, engineers and medical service practitioners have to keep working diligently to prepare natural or man-made disasters.

A comprehensive life safety framework built up by well coordinated engineering designs, precisely defined emergency procedures and sophistically integrated contingency plans and equipment is clearly the common objective of all fire professionals.

'Best Practices in Life Safety' has been chosen as the main theme of the FIRE ASIA 2006 in Hong Kong. The conference will provide a platform for a vigorous exchange and cross-fertilisation of knowledge and experience among renowned experts in the field from all over the world with the aim of generating new concepts and ideas to all co-builders of the fire safety framework.

During the three-day conference, all participants will be exposed to new concepts and ideas on topics surrounding the areas of: disaster management, preparedness for terrorist attack, fire safety management, health and safety, emergency responders, latest developments in fire safety standards, case study on fire engineering approach, new fire safety concepts and modelling, contemporary building designs on life safety, and public health emergency planning and disease surveillance.

Conference Highlights

Conference programme highlights include:

* 'London Bomb Attack in July 2005' by Mr Ken Knight, Commissioner, London Fire Brigade;

* 'Trauma Diversion in a Modern City' by Prof Tim Rainer, Director, Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit;

* The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 'Stress Impact on Firefighters'; Paramedics, and Engineers, Psychological Health, Marriage and Family' by Dr Katherin Kot, Registered Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist

* 'Study of Crowd Movement' by Dr Siu-ming LO, Associate Head and Associate Prof, Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong

* 'Is it time to move to the next level of Fire Protection? …

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