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


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


Exit and emergency lighting testing Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

Any fire safety plan should include the assessment, installation and maintenance of certain types of safety equipment. Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and alarms are some of the equipment items that should be evaluated and inspected on a routine schedule. Exit and emergency lighting testing is also an extremely important part of your fire safety plan and maintenance schedule. The Importance of Lighting Exit and emergency lighting (http://www.firesafeservices.com.au/products/exit-and-emergency-lighting) provides a crucial service during a fire event. Smoke is often one of t read full post


What's Your Fire-Safety Plan?

Author: Alex Pericleous

IN BED - A SEPARATE VIEW OF GOING UP IN SMOKE In June 2015 two unrelated fires in Adelaide were caused by the owners smoking in bed. The simple prevention is DON’T SMOKE IN BED. Annually there are 4500 fires caused by cigarettes in spite of a mandatory standard in 2008 for “reduced fire risk” cigarettes made with paper, slows down the burning rate of the cigarette, if left will go out and not smolder on. A cigarette dropped into bedding is in an insulated and warm place, increasing the paper burning temperature enabling it to ignite the bedding. So smokers take care  read full post


Fire Safety Plans Are Important For Home, Schools & offices?

Author: Alex Pericleous

For fire prevention Australia residents should pay close attention to several areas of their homes, Schools, Shops, apartments and office buildings to minimize the risk of any serious fire. MAKING A HOME FIRE PLAN Preparation and Practice save lives when there is a fire. Planning is done in easy steps. Check your smoke alarm. Decide the meeting place. Eg in front of house next door not in the way for the firefighters, Actually walk from each room in the house in turn to the meeting point. Note what would be in the way, like doors/ gates usually locked what can you  read full post


How a fire evacuation Plan Can Save Lives

Author: Alex Pericleous

Moments matter when a fire emergency occurs. Some people can hesitate, make the wrong decisions, or panic in the first seconds of a fire. It has been proven time and again that a calm head and a good plan will prevail in times of emergency. A fire evacuation plan will help to reduce hesitation, wrong choices or panic during a fire emergency. If everyone has reviewed and has participated in emergency drills then they are more likely to act calmly and will save property and lives. As part of the Fire Safety Management Plan for your location, the fire evacuation plan should be upd read full post


Benefits Of Fire Warden Training In Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

The fire warden can be the difference between saved lives and a terrible disaster. If your location does not have a fire warden, it is essential for you to create a fire emergency control organisation (ECO) and appoint fire wardens before a fire occurs. If your location already has fire wardens, are you sure that they are adequately trained? Are there enough fire wardens to handle a large emergency? Are you in complete compliance for fire warden training Adelaide locations requirements? There are several key responsibilities for fire wardens: Ability to identify and react quickly to read full post


Fire And Evacuation Drills In Australia

Author: Alex Pericleous

The fire and evacuation drills in Australian businesses, institutions and other facilities should utilize are specifically designed to save lives and reduce property damage. A workplace that does not routinely conduct fire drills increases the risk of serious damage, injuries and possible deaths. Some of the key important parts of fire drills Australian locations can utilize include: Repetition reinforces the procedures – with ongoing simulations and drills all employees and occupants will know what to do in the event of a fire emergency. This will reduce the likelihood  read full post


Why do you need a fire evacuation plan for your business?

Author: Alex Pericleous

Every type of business can have some degree of fire risk. An office that has a cafeteria area may have cooking appliances or stoves that can catch fire. A building may have an electrical closet that could be overloaded and an electrical fire could spark. Any small warehouse may have cleaning chemicals where the fumes could ignite. Storage areas could be too close to heating systems or other equipment that could cause boxes to catch fire. With fire risks everywhere, your business needs to have a plan in place that includes a fire evacuation plan. Before it is too late, review the followin read full post


Fire Evacuation Plan & procedures you need to know

Author: Alex Pericleous

Emergencies can happen at any time. With many people spending the majority of time at work, it is critical that employers plan for emergencies and communicate the plans to their employees. Preparation is essential to cover as many potential emergencies as possible. Emergencies can include everything from a power outage to a flood, terror attack, explosion or fires. If a fire emergency occurs and there is no plan that has been communicated, employees can easily panic, resulting in injuries and even fatalities. To keep your business and your employees safe every company should have fi read full post