Message from the Ambulance Service


We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.

Happy New Year


Flexible Information Retrieval Environment Project

Let there be light in the world

With 2008 completed in all time zones, the editorial and development teams at the FIRE project thank all of our readers for using our on-line portals and on-line information resource through the past year. Once again we have seen significant growth in readership from around the world which has rewarded the efforts of our volunteer teams.

2009 will be a very tough year for many. We wish our readers every success in 2009 and triumph in adversity.

FIRE Project Volunteers

One Hundred Years of British Naval Aviation


The author has traced the full history of British naval aviation from the writings of Admiral Thomas Cockrane more than two hundred years ago, through the use of balloons and then towed kites to the first aeroplanes and airships, on through the triumphs of World War II and into the Cold War, then through the Energy Wars and on into the future with new large carriers due to build and the increasing use of UAVs. This is not the book for those seeking a politically correct history of the Fleet Air Arm, but it is an accurate account of the extraordinary story of innovation and great courage played against the neglect and failures of politicians keen to save money. By adopting the electronic format, the publisher has been able to produce a heavily illustrated book with concise but comprehensive text at a very low price.

One Hundred Years of British Naval Aviation


Just out, this eBook tells the story of British Naval Aviation, and a gripping story it is.

Fly Navy 100 will celebrate one hundred years of the Fleet Air Arm in May 2009.

The full story of British Naval Aviation starts during the Napoleonic Wars at the start of the Nineteenth Century.

Since 1908, the Royal Navy has fought a continuing battle to retain or regain control of naval aviation. Royal Navy aviators have been transfered into the Army’s Royal Flying Corps, then back under Admiralty service when the Royal Naval Air Service was formed one month before the outbreak of war in 1914, then transferred into the newly formed Royal Air Force in 1918, before returning to the Royal Navy in 1937 as the Fleet Air Arm.

The author has begun with the papers of Admiral Thomas Cockrane, followed the use of balloons and man-carrying kites, into the story of powered naval flight, two World Wars and a selection of other conflicts in which British Naval Aviation has played an important role. The author then continues on into the future with new carriers, supersonic STOVL fighters and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that are starting to take over roles from manned naval aircraft.

The eBook contains a great many images, including images that have never been seen by the public before.

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company



Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; fleet ballistic missiles; and missile defense systems.

Lockheed Martin


Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.

Nighthawk Publishing

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Nighthawk Publishing was formed in 2000 as the Editorial wing of the FIRE Project. Since its formation, the volunteers staffing Nighthawk Publishing have provided editorial oversight to the on-line portals of the FIRE Project and been responsible for publishing eNewsletters, eMagazines, and eBooks on a range of subjects and in support of the objectives for the FIRE Project. The software developed for production of electronic publishing material is able to produce printed paper editions of selected titles. These paper books have been printed using OnDemandPrint systems and volume press-printed books in hardback and softback bindings.




Ornge is a charitable organization that coordinates all aspects of Ontario’s aero-medical transport system. Ornge operates one of the largest aero medical and critical care land transport medicine programs in North America and currently has more than 300 employees in eight areas of operation. This includes over 200 paramedics, pediatric transport nurses and transport medicine physicians. Ornge’s expertise in transport medicine lies in its ability to serve more than 12 million Ontarians throughout a geographic area of 1 million square kilometres, delivering its scope of services through comprehensive door-to-door acute care aero medical transport. Ornge utilises over 30 bases across the province, 9 of which are staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.

20 Carlson Court, Suite 400 647.428.2005 tel
Toronto, ON M9W 7K6 1.800.251.6543
647.428.2006 fax

Aerospace Products International Inc.


Aerospace Products International, Inc., headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is the leading provider of innovative distribution and supply chain services for the aviation industry. API distributes aircraft parts and related products and components to manufacturers, maintenance providers, and operators of some of the most widely used commercial, corporate and general aviation aircraft. In addition to its product supply services, API offers the aviation industry extensive supply chain management and third-party logistics services and solutions, including forecasting and procurement services, inventory management, rotables management, and product sales. API also offers overhaul and repair services for brakes and starters/generators, and builds custom hose assemblies. Its parent company, First Aviation Services Inc., is a worldwide leader in providing services to the aviation industry. More information is available at


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Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.3 billion and 16,500 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R); products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at