We can confirm that we will be continuing our training courses as normal whilst we monitor the latest government and medical advice.

As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will endeavor to notify all of our members and customers of any changes we are required to make as soon as possible.

We ask in advance for patience and understanding whilst we navigate these trying times.

We are committed to the health and wellness of all our staff and delegates. 

These following measures are in accordance with the Centre for Disease Control and the Government’s published action plan, to which we require all staff and delegates to adhere.

 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water as often as you can – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home
  • Use hand sanitiser when soap and water are not available. Try to find one that has > 60% alcohol content. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Dispose of used tissues straight away and wash your hands immediately after
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth when your hands are not clean.

Latest News

  • New administrator vacancy - posted 28 April 2021

    The Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) is seeking an Administrative Officer to join our team and support our daily office duties. A successful Administrative Officer will act as the point of contact for all employees and clients, providing administrative support and managing their queries. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV. 

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  • Hydrants (water infrastructure)

     

    We have been talking a lot about hydrants these past couple of days, unfortunately inspired by the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire. Whilst we cannot comment on what went wrong for that specific incident because we have not conducted a fire investigation at those premises, we thought it would be useful to circulate some information on fire flow and hydrants. Please note that extracts of tabulated data are sourced from SANS 10090: Community Protection Against Fire.

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  • Firebreak Preparation

    Minimum width of 15 meters, however this could be extended depending on the gradient of a location, wind conditions, combustibility of the fuel material, as well as flame height conditions. ​

    Full 2004 SANParks Report here. 

    Full 2017 Santam Report on "Mega Fires".

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