The Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) is seeking an Administrative Officer to join our team and support our daily office duties. A successful Administrative Officer will act as the point of contact for all employees and clients, providing administrative support and managing their queries. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV. 

 Charlotte Maxeke hospital fire

We have been talking a lot about hydrants these past couple of days, unfortunately inspired by the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire. Whilst we cannot comment on what went wrong for that specific incident because we have not conducted a fire investigation at those premises, we thought it would be useful to circulate some information on fire flow and hydrants. Please note that extracts of tabulated data are sourced from SANS 10090: Community Protection Against Fire.

Minimum width of 15 meters, however this could be extended depending on the gradient of a location, wind conditions, combustibility of the fuel material, as well as flame height conditions. ​

Full 2004 SANParks Report here. 

Full 2017 Santam Report on "Mega Fires".

I am ecstatic to announce the new MD of the FPASA - Lloyd Phetlhu. After searching for my successor for almost 2 years, I have the distinct honour of welcoming Lloyd on board as an Executive Director.

Please click here to access the document.

Please note that after 25 May 2021, this Draft South African Standard will no longer be accessible. 

All commentary to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for collation and communication to the SABS OR email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly with your points of interests. 

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We resume normal operations as of 11 January 2021. 

Thank you for your kind support.

We look forward to all your calls from the 11th. 

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Telephone us on: 011 397 1618/19

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  • New administrator vacancy - posted 28 April 2021

    The Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) is seeking an Administrative Officer to join our team and support our daily office duties. A successful Administrative Officer will act as the point of contact for all employees and clients, providing administrative support and managing their queries. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV. 

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  • Hydrants (water infrastructure)

     

    We have been talking a lot about hydrants these past couple of days, unfortunately inspired by the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire. Whilst we cannot comment on what went wrong for that specific incident because we have not conducted a fire investigation at those premises, we thought it would be useful to circulate some information on fire flow and hydrants. Please note that extracts of tabulated data are sourced from SANS 10090: Community Protection Against Fire.

    Read more ...  
  • Firebreak Preparation

    Minimum width of 15 meters, however this could be extended depending on the gradient of a location, wind conditions, combustibility of the fuel material, as well as flame height conditions. ​

    Full 2004 SANParks Report here. 

    Full 2017 Santam Report on "Mega Fires".

    Read more ...  

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