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


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


Fire Extinguisher Requirements For Boat & Vessels in South Australia

Author: Alex Pericleous

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has reported that during the year 2014 there were almost 200 distress incidents involving marine vessels. A significant number of these incidents involved smoke or fires on the boat or other type of watercraft. Thankfully this number has remained relatively stable over the last few years mainly due to increased awareness and fire safety training. There is real danger for fire emergencies on boats, yachts, commercial vessels, and other types of marine vessels. Occupants on the vessel are just a short distance from extremely flam read full post


What Type Of Fire Extinguisher To Use In Electrical Fires?

Author: Alex Pericleous

There are different causes of fires. Many fires happen in cooking areas where a pot is left on a lighted stove or grease gets so hot that it ignites. Some fires occur in rubbish areas where the smallest spark can catch on the debris and fire spreads. Other fires may happen from chemicals that combust. One of the most unpredictable and widely overlooked fires is electrical. Because virtually every room in a building has some form of electricity, an electrical fire can happen anywhere. Some of the incidents with electrical fires include: An older appliance that malfunct read full post


What are Fire Extinguishers Location Requirements?

Author: Alex Pericleous

Fire extinguishers save lives. Countless times these devices have been used to quickly eliminate the threat of a fire. They minimise property damage, reduce injuries and prevent death. But understanding fire extinguishers location requirements is essential for people to find the device and use it as quickly as possible. Some of the fire extinguishers location requirements include: Compliance with Australian Standard AS2444 – adjust the rules to conform to the building layout and the fire risks that are determined Types of fire extinguishers – there are several cl read full post


Fire Extinguisher Training: Do Employees Need To Be Trained?

Author: Alex Pericleous

Standards have played an important role in society throughout history. Railroad spacing is a standard, along with electrical outlets, computer ports and much more. There are safety standards as well. While a standard may not necessarily be a law, it can be a valuable part of your business and your life. Australian Standard 3745-2010 is one of the important standards to consider adopting for your locations. AS 3745-2010 is a recognised best practice to form groups for workplace emergencies. This standard should play an active role in fire extinguisher training and other areas relating to  read full post


Which Fire Extinguisher to use for Which Class of Fire?

Author: Alex Pericleous

Fire extinguishers save lives. In the moments at the beginning of a fire, every second counts. A fire extinguisher that is conveniently accessible and used by trained personnel can quickly eliminate the fire threat, minimising damage to property and reducing or eliminating harm to people in the area. At first some people may believe that all fire extinguishers are the same and can be used for all types of fires. Actually there are specific types of fire extinguishers that should be placed in a facility based on the type of fire risk. Some fire extinguishers may not be effect read full post


Why You Should Purchase Fire Extinguishers in Bulk

Author: Alex Pericleous

There is little doubt that having fire extinguishers (http://www.firesafeservices.com.au/fire-extinguishers) readily available can help save property and save lives. The right fire extinguisher installed in the correct area of a building can reduce the time it takes to respond to a fire and quickly extinguish the fire. The challenge for many business owners or managers is knowing what type of fire extinguisher to purchase, how many should be purchased, and the work of installation with maintenance. Just the effort to purchase the right fire extinguisher can be time cons read full post


Fire Extinguisher Training Adelaide

Author: Alex Pericleous

Lack of understanding on how to operate a fire extinguisher can be deadly. Without operating knowledge, facility occupants can panic, become trapped, or attempt the wrong type of firefighting technique. For fire extinguisher training (http://www.firesafeservices.com.au/fire-safety-training-adelaide) businesses in Adelaide should look for ways to keep their facility personnel well trained and ready in the event of a fire emergency. When conducting fire extinguisher training Adelaide (http://www.firesafeservices.com.au/fire-safety-training-adelaide) companies should cover the followi read full post