Fire Has Destroyed My Garden – Has It Really?

Author: Alex Pericleous

FIRE HAS DESTROYED MY GARDEN – HAS IT REALLY? A fire in a suburban garden is just as possible in the inner suburbs especially in a dry season that leaves dry grass and dry leaf litter. Recovery after a fire depends what is planted Australian native plants are adapted for post-fire regeneration. Give them time to recover a month or more Many native plant seeds are stimulated to germinate by fire while others are adapted to reshoot from roots or stems. But many weeds respond positively to fire, avoid a weeds takeover… Exposed soils are susceptible to wind and water  read full post


Are The Movies For Real? Do Cars Crash And Burn?

Author: Alex Pericleous

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT ON BUSHFIRE NEWS? Images from WA’s Yarloop tragedy are awful. But nothing new. In the aerial shots of destroyed homes note the burned trees CLOSE TO THEM. Trees close to houses drop twigs and leaves on the ground and on the house. The “spots” ahead of the bushfire front land in the litter ahead of the wind they ignite the fuel . When the firefront arrives with intense heat the house is prepared for burning and total destruction is imminent. There are no walls to see just roofing iron they were timber construction The best protection keep the  read full post


Plan For Workplace emergencies & Evacuation

Author: Alex Pericleous

Without any warning, workplace emergencies can occur. Fire, chemical spill, storm, flood, or a violent attack can happen and leave your company and employees devastated. There will always be some risks associated with any business, but you can reduce the chances of serious property damage or serious injuries from workplace emergencies by having a reliable plan in place. The emergency plan is more than just a document to keep on file. It can be a lifesaving tool for your company. Make your emergency plan a routine part of your business processes by reviewing at least once a year, hold read full post


Emergency Evacuation Plans Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

Emergencies can happen at any location, any time, and in any situation. Workers may just be arriving at work, or they may be away on a break. In any case, a workplace fire could cause panic and become deadly very quickly. Studies and experience has proven that an educated work force that has been trained for emergency evacuations can help to save lives and reduce property damage. Far too often, an emergency occurs and no one knows how to respond. Should they stay and fight the fire? When should they evacuate? Where should they go? Do they need to contact anyone? With emerge read full post


YOU MUST MAKE A BUSHFIRE PLAN THEN USE IT

Author: Alex Pericleous

DECIDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXTREME RISK AND CATASTROPHE Hot weather brings FIRE BAN warnings The Macarthur Scale originally a percentage measures of fire danger ease of ignition and: rate of spread by combining measures of fuel (how much to burn and how dry) day temperature, and windspeed into a number = index to predict bushfire behavior. On the 100 scale the most serious was Extreme any value over 50. In modern use the scale is extended “Extreme” is value 75-99 and “Catastrophic” is any value over 100 These fires travel at half the windspeed burning ever read full post


Caravan Fire Safety Equipments Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

A wonderful trip in a caravan can turn into a disaster very quickly. Caravans are designed to be light, compact and mobile while also having many amenities that you would find in a regular home. Because of their construction these delightful homes on wheels can easily catch fire and have a higher fire risk than the average motor vehicle. Generators, cook stoves, electrical equipment and special wiring can all contribute to a higher risk. The building materials that make up the interior of the caravan may also be highly flammable. Incidents of caravan and campervan fires can be de read full post


Fire Safety Tips For Caravans & Camping This Holiday Season

Author: Alex Pericleous

It is very easy to become distracted during the holidays. There is so much hustle and bustle to get on the road and reach your destination that you may neglect some proper safety measures. The checks you make, however, could you’re your life and your family’s lives. Fire emergencies can happen at any time, and even the smallest oversight could ignite a fire and cause catastrophe during what would otherwise be a happy holiday. Before you pack up to get on the road this holiday, review some tips on fire safety for caravans: Perform an exterior check – look aro read full post


BUSHFIRE CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME , I LIVE IN THE SUBURBS

Author: Alex Pericleous

BUSHFIRE CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME , I LIVE IN THE SUBURBS Three ways suburbanites can get caught by bushfire (a) when there is an overgrown vacant block next door; (b) where your gutters are full of debris and an ember from a major fire drops into it;(c) where the street trees drop lots of litter on the ground and on a hot day it ignites from some cause. The source of embers is not necessarily a bushfire - embers are also produced in housefires and rubbish fires (remember the Wingfield Dump in 2015). Ordinary clean up, will Prevent Bushfires so keep yourself FIRESAFE CHARG read full post


Marine Fire Prevention And Safety Services

Author: Alex Pericleous

Whether you are at home, at work, shopping, or even on a boat having the right fire safety equipment in place can save lives. The reason there are Australian Standards for Marine fire prevention is to keep property as safe as possible while also protecting the lives of those who are on the water. Any small mistake can spark a fire emergency, and a lapse in marine fire prevention can be devastating. Safety Measures for Marine Vessels Personal watercraft, motor boats, yachts and commercial boats are required to adhere to Australian Standards for boating safety. These standard read full post


Marine Fire Safety Equipment South Australia

Author: Alex Pericleous

The Nightmare of a Fire at Sea: What should be an enjoyable voyage can quickly become a nightmare. A simple spark near the cooking area of your boat ignites the grease. The flames can spread so quickly that there are only seconds to react. People on the boat panic and scramble for safety. Who will fight the fire? Where are the life vests? Does everyone know what to do? Could this be you? The risk of a fire on any marine vessel is real. Proper preparation, training and installation of fire safety equipment is essential to help keep your property protected and to save lives.  read full post