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The latest fire statistic data provided by the SA municipalities and analysed by the FPASA reveals the following:

  • For the 2016/2017 municipal reporting period, there were 5283 informal dwelling fires recorded by municipalities and reported to the FPASA.
  • The value of this loss equates to R179 513 324 – reported by the municipalities across SA.
  • From the period 2007 to present– the financial losses incurred in informal dwellings has been increasing year-on-year consistently, with the current reporting period reflecting the highest financial losses to date. 

Colin Deiner 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

The FPASA is the only Association in Africa that offers the aforementioned Diploma in Fire Prevention and Advanced Fire Prevention.

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Susan Walls 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

Jeeten Nathoo, Chief Technology Engineer, of Nuwater Global explained the process of desalination in depth. He covered aspects of osmosis, reverse osmosis, and emerging technologies, as well as an energy comparison between desalination versus traditional water treatment. Download the full presentation here.

Jeeten

Trevor Williams 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

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Fire Prevention starts with you!

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home or business from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. Knowledge is the key to help in preventing fires. See the articles below on Fire Safety tips and see how you can protect yourself from the dangers of fire.

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