BUSHFIRES: BE PREPARED TO STAY PUT

Author: Alex Pericleous

AN ATTACK OF THE VAPOURS! A motorist had a LPG powered car was out of gas. With some LPG in another cylinder (BBQ?) and decided he would top his car tank. LPG = LIQUID Petroleum gas. Inside the cylinder it is in liquid state because it is under pressure. When you open the valve, you relieve the pressure and the LPG boils off The only way LPG can be decanted as a liquid is when the temperature is MINUS 44deg C. he tried connecting the cylinders by hose, but the joints leaked there was the explosion destroyed the garage. Don;t attempt the impossible Keep FIRESAFE BUSHFIRES: D read full post


Same Old Fire Safety Negligence: Fire Safety Engineering Services

Author: Alex Pericleous

MODERN MAGIC DRONES ON Suggestions for the use of drones for firefighting are often impractical , Nothing has replaced the firefighter extinguishing the fire on site. A suggestion put by a group of CFS Firefighters in the early 1990’s for tracking fire front travel was rejected by the Service as impractical and costly. A drone equipped with locating software and thermal imaging cameras,into smoke over a bushfire relaying data to Comms centres would enable fireground commanders to know where to send fire fighters safely The Volunteers had professional expertise to donate,but read full post


Children's Fascination With Flame: Fire Safety For Kids

Author: Alex Pericleous

FIRE PREVENTION 2: ELECTRIC BLANKETS When an electric blanket is stored folded not rolled some of the heating wires will be kinked. When unfolded the kink has caused a narrowing of the wire and it creates a “hotspot” so you feel the blanket heating is uneven. That can sometimes result in minor charring of the fabric. Cords can get pulled by accident, loosening connections then the switch heats up. Do NOT tuck an electric blanket under the mattress, or fold it over double, crease it,. It warns you it is wearing - minor charring, hotspots or uneven heating Buy a new o read full post


IT MAY BE SILENT BUT IT ISN’T PLEASANT

Author: Alex Pericleous

PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER In June MFS answered a call in the cathedral in Wakefield St Victoria Sq corner. An alert worshipper had extinguished the flames. Very quick considering the Fire Station is only 100m down the road. The fire was in melted candlewax where worshippers light votive candles. So much had accumulated in the base tray that when a candle burned to a stump and fell it ignited the spent wax Plenty of smoke even in a room that holds 400. Don’t let it happen at home. Never leave candles unattended clean up the wax before lighting the next one a read full post


Why Fire extinguisher training is really important

Author: Alex Pericleous

In an instant, fire can strike and devastate the lives of all involved. Property damage, injuries, loss of revenue, and even death can result from fire. Knowing what to do in the event of a fire and how to properly attack a fire are extremely important pieces of knowledge that should never be ignored. Fire extinguisher training is one of the foundational skills to be prepared for an emergency. There is much more to fire extinguisher training than knowing where the device is located. Prepare yourself with some important tips on using fire extinguishers properly. Some of the most c read full post


When To Call For An Evacuation In Workplace

Author: Alex Pericleous

Today’s world seems to be filled with all types of emergencies in the workplace. Some of these emergencies are authentic, while others may simply need a calm person to reduce the panic. There are some types of emergencies that may require evacuation in the workplace. Businesses should review these types of emergencies and make sure there is an appropriate evacuation plan in place. With an organised plan for evacuation in the workplace, employees and other personnel in the facility can reduce their risk of harm while also protecting property. The following are some key insig read full post


Importance of Fire Warden Training Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

During a fire emergency, even the calmest personnel may panic and become confused on what to do. With the panic people can be injured, cause harm to others, or die from making the wrong decisions. A fire warden is the calm in the storm of a fire emergency. The additional training for fire wardens help to make sure people are as safe as possible in an emergency. The fire warden training Adelaide businesses have available can help to make sure your appointed fire warden is well informed and knows how to stay calm in the event of a fire. There are several key points that are covered as part  read full post


Fire Emergency Training Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

For fire emergency training Adelaide area residents and businesses need, it is important to have a good understanding of the purpose behind fire emergency training along with the elements that are part of a comprehensive fire training program. The fire emergency training Adelaide needs should focus around the serious dangers of fire along with the primary causes. The dangers include significant property damage, smoke damage, injury to people on the property, and in the worst cases, death from fire or smoke. The fire emergency training Adelaide should have available should  read full post


Fire Safety Equipment For Cars

Author: Alex Pericleous

A fire can happen in any place, at any time. This includes passenger cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and commercial vehicles. Motorised vehicles can actually have a greater risk of fire than regular households because there are multiple combustible items fit tightly together with many opportunities to ignite improperly. Installing fire safety equipment for cars makes a lot of sense for several reasons: Reduce the chances of an electrical spark or fuel to ignite and cause serious injuries Respond quickly to an automobile accident to extinguish a potentially dangerous fir read full post


Fire Extinguisher for Trucks & Cars

Author: Alex Pericleous

Is it really necessary to have a fire extinguisher for trucks & cars? In the past installing any type of fire safety equipment in a vehicle was reserved for mainly commercial vehicles with a high risk of fire and first response vehicles. Today’s drivers are more aware of safety risks and many look to find ways to minimize the danger that comes with any vehicle fire. Logically, it makes a lot of sense to install a fire extinguisher for trucks & cars for several reasons: Vehicles inherently have a higher risk of fire due to the high temperatures of engines combine read full post