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. 

To get more information download the presentation here.

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. 

Download the presentation here.

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. 

SAIA water crisis

The SAIA water crisis forum has distributed their draft communication proposal relating to the water crisis /drought in SA. These documents are not Cape Town specific, rather they are applicable to all areas were water scarcity and drought are an issue. 

Dowload the Fire Prevention Guidelines here. 

Download the Insurance Policy Guidelines here.

A CLADDING company has stated that it provided a quote to fit fire resistant panels to Grenfell Tower before its refurbishment, but was turned down.

Grenfell FPA UK

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  • "Beirut blast: Explosion rocks city with many injured" - BBC UK

     "A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say.

    It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings. Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties. It comes at a sensitive time with the country's economic collapse reigniting old tensions. Tensions are also high ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005. A UN tribunal is due to issue its verdict in the trial of four suspects in the murder by car bomb of Hariri on Friday.

    Lebanon's health minister, Hamad Hasan, has spoken of many injuries and extensive damage. Reuters news agency quotes sources as saying 10 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.

    The cause of the explosion is still not known, but some reports suggest it may have been an accident. Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire breaking out at what it called an explosives depot at the port.

    Local media showed people trapped beneath rubble. A witness described the first explosion as deafening. Video footage showed wrecked cars and blast-damaged buildings. The latest reports come amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government's handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.There has also been tension on the border with Israel, which said last week that it had thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah to infiltrate Israeli territory"

    FPASA will keep you posted on the cause of the explosion: Fire at an explosives depot OR arson. 

     

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