Good day our loyal customers,

Please note that the FPASA is open for business and has been ever since our President opened the economy.

Where courses can be hosted online - that is our preferred and mandated option. 

This is for your and our safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are, however, some courses that require practicals or onsite training (e.g. our Sprinkler Pumps course, or Reconditioning of Fire Appliances, etc.). For these cases, and under controlled conditions, we allow a limited number of learners onsite.

 

Taking advantage of our online training affords you a discount of 5%. 

 

Best regards,

Renay 

technical seminar

Ventilation Systems (artificial and natural) - 24 July 2020

  • Essential requirements - the hazards of smoke
  • Critical conditions for temperature -  design values
  • Condition for flashover
  • Fire classes
  • Steady-state fires — not sprinklered
  • Steady state fires — sprinklered
  • T-square fires
  • Fuel bed-controlled fires
  • Axisymmetric plume/s
  • Design principles of a smoke management system
  • Systems intended to protect the area in which the fire/s start/s
  • Plumes above large fires
  • Smoke layer temperatures
  • Minimum number of smoke ventilators
  • Area of natural ventilators required
  • Required ventilation rate powered ventilation
  • Maximum dimensions for smoke reservoirs

Sprinkler Systems - 10 July 2020

  • Importance of a fire sprinkler system
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Component functions
  • Inspection process
  • Action upon activation of a sprinkler system​

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June 2020 training

FPASA is the Voluntary Association (VA) for the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). “Fire Origin and Cause Investigation” is a gazetted field of practice under which Fire Investigators may register. The FPASA has been the conduit in establishing the application and registration process with SACNASP. SACNASP is now open to receiving and considering applications for registration as a Professional Fire Investigator in SA, pending a review of a submitted portfolio of evidence and a panel interview. The current members of the Professional Advisory Committee (technical review panel) are Professor Asante of the Tshwane University of Technology (Chair), as well as Andre de Beer, CEO of Hexagon Fire.

Good day loyal customers!

We hope that everyone is still staying safe, and respecting recommended and compulsory safety practices.

At the FPASA we take safety seriously, thus (though we have no cases of Covid-19 at our premises, past nor present), we have still decontaminated our site as a precautionary measure.

It is compulsory for all FPASA staff and visitors to wear masks (minimum 3-ply) and to maintain social distancing at all times. 

Remember: FPASA can assist you in Level 4 if you are deemed an essential service. 

Download the Decontamination Certificate here.

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