Colin Deiner, Head of the Provincial Disaster Managerment Centre in the Western Cape, explains the Western Cape fire-fighting strategy in the current water scarce climate. Wildfire response, recent fire disasters and learnings from Imizamo Yethu, the Swartland Hospital fire, and the Garden Route fire, as well as general strategic response and incident management. 

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Collin Deiner

Susan Walls, Head of Insurance Fire Risk, of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) digs deeper into how fires impact insurers and the accompanying socio-economic devastation that ensues within the communities affected.

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Susan Walls

Trevor Williams, a well reknowned fire engineer in SA, unpacked the concerns of fire engineers when designing fire protection systems. In light of global warming and the corresponding negative impact on water availabilty, Trevor highlighted key focus areas from an engineers perspective. Download the presentation here. 

Trevor Williams

 

John Cato, Executive Head of Policy Development at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), explained the registration process for all Fire Protection System Practitioners (FPSP). This process applies to those in the field of sprinklers, gas suppression and detection. This topic was particularly interesting to insurers since it means that the Engineering Council will now start regulating the field. Registrations will open in June for select categories. 

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John Cato + ren 

Mr. Lenny Naidoo, Chief Fire Officer, of Engen Petroleum Company was gracious enough to present to the enthusiastic crowd at FPASA's annual InFIReS Seminar 2018 on the merits of using sea water for fire fighting. Engen has for many years perfected its state of the art sea water reticulation system dedicated to fire fighting and shared a high level overview of what such a system would entail. 

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InFires Conference 2018 4

sprinkler

On this day, FPASA will be hosting a knowledge sharing seminar on sprinklers.

Leading experts in the field will present talks on sprinkler systems in the modern built environment.

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The programme will be published on our website shortly. 

Call 011 397 1618/19. 

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    "A lot of people think standards are just for big companies because they're complex, expensive tools. Nothing could be further from the truth" Howard Kerr, Chief Executive of BSI

    BSI is committed to improved fire safety in S.A. and globally. As such they invest considerably in information sharing and supporting local NPO's (like the FPASA) in making significant inroads with regards to improved compliance with the law and best practice. 

    The FPASA salutes BSI for once again supporting the FPASA at the annual InFIReS Conference. 

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  • InFIReS May 2019 Organiser - Christine van der Westhuizen

    The FPASA would like to acknowedge the supreme effort on the part of Christine van der Westhuizen (position: Audit, Risk & Compliance Manager) for her insight and organisational skills in assembling the 2019 conference. This is homage to Christine who is a dilligent team player and always strives for excellence and the creation of shared value. 

     

     
  • InFIReS - 15 May 2019

    Reminder: Annual InFIReS Summit, 15 May 2019.

    Venue: Gallagher Estate and Conference Centre

    Start Time: 08h45

    Theme: Holistic approach to Fire Engineering Design in the Built Environment 

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