A fire extinguisher is a life saving device that is able to put out a small fire and contain the incident before it escalates into an emergency. Please note, if you are not appropriately trained in the use of a fire extinguisher always call ‘triple 0’ immediately.
With Winter on its way, now is a good time to discuss the hazards you may find in the home, trying to keep warm. More than 40% of deaths from fires happen during Winter.
Most building fire fatalities occur while people are asleep. To enhance safety and minimise loss-of-life in building fires, legislation was enacted on the 1st of May 2006 requiring smoke alarms be installed in existing buildings in which people sleep.
One of the greatest life saving and property saving features of a building is the fire sprinkler system. Many people who are not associated with the fire industry knows what a fire sprinkler system is but do they really understand how this system works.
On the 25th of November 2014 the Lacosse building in Docklands, Melbourne VIC was severely damaged as a result of a fire. The fire had originally begun on a unit on the 8th floor from a suspected cigarette and within 11 minutes had spread upto the external cladding to the top floor.
House fires are not emergencies that are not planned for, in nearly all cases a number of factors combine to make the perfect environment for a fire to thrive and possible become an inferno.
When it comes to residential fire protection there is one piece of equipment that is most likely to save your life and this is you smoke alarm.
Over the years many people have approached us asking us for clarification on fire doors, so we thought that lets make a blog on this to provide further clarification on fire doors.