Dear FPASA members,

Please visit the Fire Protection Journal section of the website to download the most recent copy of the FIRE magazine (members only have access).

The magazine should also be in your mailbox, emailed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thank you,

Renay 

 

Latest News

  • 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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  • There’s a New Sheriff in Town 😊

    I am ecstatic to announce the new MD of the FPASA - Lloyd Phetlhu. After searching for my successor for almost 2 years, I have the distinct honour of welcoming Lloyd on board as an Executive Director.

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