Pumps for sprinkler systems are an essential component of the water suppression system, which must be inspected weekly (non-negotiable).

If you feel you require additional training in this area (highly recommended), but feel a little uneasy about the process, feel free to attend our uniquely bespoke course. 

Contact us on 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. (011 379 1618) to book today. 

If you have a pump at your premises and would prefer us to visit you and conduct training at your premises, we can make that happen as well. 

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We're looking for an exceptional candidate to fill this position in an exciting dynamic fire focused company.

General duties:

  • Able to execute fire risk assessments to local and international standards.
  • Familiarity with local (SABS) and international codes/ best practice (e.g. NFPA, BSi, FM Global, etc.)
  • Execute fire investigations according to NFPA 921.
  • Execute training in the classroom on the bouquet of courses the Association offers.
  • Advanced fire prevention skills.
  • Comprehends the fundamentals of fire safety engineering, and fire risk engineering.  

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.

Please find the link for our 2020 prospectus below. 

We eagerly await your booking! 

Click here. 

2020 prospectus front cover

To the World:

We would like to wish you a wonderful new year!

May all your positive hopes and dreams materialise timeously.

New Year 2020

The FPASA team

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Thank you Safequip for supporting our 2019 InFIReS Seminar.

We appreciate your educational initiatives and support throughout the years,

Renay Sewpersad, 2019

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