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


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


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


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