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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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.

To reserve your seat, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The programme will be published on our website shortly. 

Call 011 397 1618/19. 

Latest News

  • Fire Engineering in South Africa 2020

    Though there is no tertiary qualification enabling the youth or experienced professionals in South Africa the opportunity to study this field via a typical 4-year degree program, the University of Stellenbosch's engineering department has launched an innovative and much-needed academic program, in an attempt to remedy this situation. Those studying in the field/s of civil or mechanical engineering, upon completion of their 4-year undergraduate degrees, may proceed to a Master's program specifically focussing on fire engineering in the South African context. Further, Dr. Richard Walls of the University of Stellenbosch has been involved in developing multiple short courses, which if attended, will greatly enhance the qualification/ competency of "fire engineers" in South Africa.

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  • 2020 Prospectus

    Please find the link for our 2020 prospectus below. 

    We eagerly await your booking! 

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  • 2020 Happy New Year

    To the World:

    We would like to wish you a wonderful new year!

    May all your positive hopes and dreams materialise timeously.

    The FPASA team

     

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