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


What’s the most dangerous room in your house?

Author: Alex Pericleous

Home is our haven Most feel comfortable in the kitchen with its familiarity and comforting smells. But statistically it is the most dangerous place to be, Recent numbers show in 300 dwelling fires in a single winter 220 were caused by cooking. Don’t starve or eat takeaways all the time. What to do?. Don’t leave things unattended on the stove Be there! If contents of a pan catch fire smother with a fire blanket or a large saucepan lid Don’t use water, (Hint you could put Baking Soda on it). Importantly mentally rehearse what you would do and Keep FIRESAFE. SWEET & read full post


House fires are preventable, Learn How - Home Fire Safety

Author: Alex Pericleous

Any type of property fire can be devastating for the owner or occupants. But some house fires can be particularly tragic. A study from the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) found that children age four and younger as well as people over age 65 can be most at risk for perishing in a house fire. The study also found that people affected by alcohol are at a high risk. Because of the risk, everyone should make home fire safety a priority for their household. While no one can completely prevent a fire, it is important to understand fire prevention and how to attack a fire or when t read full post


Home Fire Safety Audit

Author: Alex Pericleous

Is your home safe from fire? The fact is, no home can be completely protected from a fire. But there are steps that can be taken to minimise your risk of fire and keep your family as safe as possible. Each year far too many children and adults perish as a result of home fires. To keep from becoming one of these tragic statistics you should first conduct a home fire safety audit. A home fire safety audit not only checks the function of your existing fire safety equipment, but it can also help in several other areas: Is the equipment properly installed? Make sure that smoke alar read full post


Importance Of Domestic Fire Safety & Equipments

Author: Alex Pericleous

Imagine not being able to breathe. When you gasp for air, your lungs are instead filled with noxious fumes and smoke. This frightening feeling happens far too often in household fires. While many people imagine flames and burns as the cause of death, actually most household fire victims perish because of inhaling harmful fumes and smoke long before any flames approach them. To prevent such horrors from occurring in your home many people have installed various types of fire safety and detection equipment. There are several types of equipment to consider for your home: Smo read full post