Given fire protection is the name of our game; we’re always interested in learning new facts about fire. These are not only interesting, but grow our knowledge on how to protect you better. So with winter on its way we thought, what better time to share this information with you!
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.
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.
Over the years many of us have been either burnt or scalded by different home appliances or by our own complacency. There are also a lot of old wives tales that tell you all sorts of different things so we thought why not dedicate this month’s blog to treating burns and scalds.
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.