A LONG HOT SUMMER- FIRE BANS WHAT DO I DO?

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GIVE VANDALS THE BRUSH OFF Brush fences made from Ti –Tree, look good, reduce noise provide shelter from wind Every year vandals set fire to a brush fence or two. You can protect your house from a brush fence fire. First. keep a garden hose connected to use while the Fire Service is on the way. Second: each year at the start of summer, because fire retardant washes off with heavy rain, spray/paint the fence with a solution of ammonium phosphate fertilizer in water (200gm in 10l of water) Wet the fence brush thoroughly Persist and keep you and yours FIRESAFE. OH THE SMELL!  read full post


WHEN FIRELIGHT BECOMES FIRE LIGHTER

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WHEN FIRELIGHT BECOMES FIRE LIGHTER June 2015 two houses were destroyed by fire caused by candles. Generations ago people were accustomed to candles. They were careful, fires still occurred. We often forget and use candles unwisely. Using candles? RULE ONE don’t leave unattended. RULE TWO position away from any soft fabric- not on the couch, not near the clothing rack and away from curtains. RULE THREE Use a firm base that won’t tip. This applies to decorative candles, AND to the mossie repellant citronella candles in summer. So watch your candle flame and you Keep FIRESAF read full post


What's Your Fire-Safety Plan?

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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


WHAT IF THERE IS A FIRE AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL?

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What if there is a Fire at school? Next time you visit ask the school for a copy of the School Fire Plan Discuss with your children a fire plan for your HOME. include how to respond to the practice. Practise your own home fire plan. Practice is easy, set the alarm on your mobile phone and when it sounds whoever picks it up it is labelled “THIS IS A PRETEND FIRE” For younger children use a picture of a fire. Discuss with the children the School Fire Plan response. Preparation and practice to Keep FIRESAFE. According to ABC News Two boys under the ag read full post


Fire hydrant booster hydrostatic testing adelaide

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To perform hydrant booster hydrostatic testing Adelaide businesses should understand all of the intricate steps involved and make sure they adhere to Australian Standards in order to comply with regulations and avoid penalties. Some of the steps involved with hydrant booster hydrostatic testing include: A professionally licensed plumber should be involved with the testing process to insure proper procedures are followed and testing complies with regulations. Schedule the test to be performed every five years, or upon any new installations or modifications to the area. The h read full post


Fire hydrant and booster testing adelaide

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One of the most useful fire fighting devices is the fire hydrant and the fire booster. These items are used in countless emergency situations to rapidly extinguish fires, saving property and saving lives. The fire brigade relies on this equipment to work properly when they respond to a fire situation. Therefore fire hydrant and booster testing should be a mandatory part of your fire safety plan. The fire hydrant is a device typically located near a location and close to the roadside so that emergency vehicles can quickly spot and begin responding to the fire. The hydrant is pressurised w read full post


Installation Requirements Of Fire Hose reels In Australia

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When an unexpected fire blazes out of control, action must be taken to quickly minimize damage and prevent injuries or fatalities. For larger fires a fire extinguisher may not be sufficient, and a typical garden hose can actually put people in danger of getting too close to a fire or actually making matters worse. For larger unexpected fire emergencies, a fire hose reel is better suited to help. A properly designed fire hose can reach flames from a safe distance using pressurised water. The amount of water can quickly put dangerous flames under control and also help to create a barrier p read full post


How to prevent your family from home fires

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Few tragedies can grab at the heart strings more than house fires. Not only can lives be lost or serious injuries can occur – also there are countless memories and mementoes that are destroyed forever. According to the Red Cross, on average seven people die each day as a result of a home fire. An average of 36 people are injured in home fires each day. And billions of dollars in property damage occurs each year because of house fires. Every home has some risk for a fire. The causes of a house fire can vary greatly: Faulty electrical wiring Cooking fires  read full post


Caravan & Vehicle Fire Safety Requirements

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Any mobile vehicle with an engine can be at risk of fire. The engine itself has combustible components that if left unchecked can spontaneously ignite and cause a devastating fire. Even electrical vehicles are at risk of fire because of the potential for frayed wires or batteries that leak or catch fire. Operators of automobiles, trucks and caravans should all be prepared to address a fire if it occurs. Prevention is very important so proper care of the vehicle should be a top priority. Also certain caravan fire safety precautions should be in place to reduce the risk of fire or to quick read full post


Electromagnetic Emission testing and its Hazards

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Electromagnetic radiation can be found in many places. Almost any device that uses electrical currents can potentially emit electromagnetic radiation. Some of the devices that can emit this type of radiation include: Microwaves Cell phones Power tools Industrial machinery Hair dryers or other beauty appliances Televisions Electrical closets or switchboards Other electrical or battery operated devices Levels of electromagnetic radiation can vary greatly. Some low levels are completely harmless. Other levels may cause an electric shock, sparks, or even fir read full post