FPASA is the Voluntary Association (VA) for the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). “Fire Origin and Cause Investigation” is a gazetted field of practice under which Fire Investigators may register. The FPASA has been the conduit in establishing the application and registration process with SACNASP. SACNASP is now open to receiving and considering applications for registration as a Professional Fire Investigator in SA, pending a review of a submitted portfolio of evidence and a panel interview. The current members of the Professional Advisory Committee (technical review panel) are Professor Asante of the Tshwane University of Technology (Chair), as well as Andre de Beer, CEO of Hexagon Fire.

Good day loyal customers!

We hope that everyone is still staying safe, and respecting recommended and compulsory safety practices.

At the FPASA we take safety seriously, thus (though we have no cases of Covid-19 at our premises, past nor present), we have still decontaminated our site as a precautionary measure.

It is compulsory for all FPASA staff and visitors to wear masks (minimum 3-ply) and to maintain social distancing at all times. 

Remember: FPASA can assist you in Level 4 if you are deemed an essential service. 

Download the Decontamination Certificate here.

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*Please note this is not an endorsement by the FPASA as the Association does not endorse fire products. It is merely giving visibility to products in the marketplace, with the onus on the consumer to assess the compatibility of their occupancy with any products presented.

Dear Partners,

Please be so kind as to click on the below link to add your words of condolence for David and his family in this trying time.

www.tolbc.com/DavidPoxon

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Press release for David Poxon, click here.

Renay Sewpersad

Good Morning SA!

Please note that we are open for business to serve the needs of essential services during L4. 

If you require a fire risk assessment please feel free to contact us on 011 397 1618 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Should you require training, we have moved all training online for the safety of everyone involved.

If you are an essential services provider (in L4) and have staff you would like us to train on your site, we can, provided you comply with the OHS mandatory guidelines during this period, i.e. spatial planning between candidates and fire instructor, masks provided to all staff, sanitizer/ soap and water available, temperature measurements monitored daily, etc. 

We look forward to serving you!

Renay Sewpersad

 

It is with a heavy heart that the FPASA announces the passing of a legendary figurehead at the FPASA and FPA-UK, Mr. David Poxon.

David dedicated his life to the fire services, fire education, and training in South Africa when he served as the GM and then the MD for many years. 

His tenacity and passion lead to the development of a multitude of fire codes, as well as improved regulation within the fire industry. 

Though he has left the material plane, his contributions to society at large will never be forgotten. 

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Renay Sewpersad 

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    ECSA registered Fire Protection System Practitioners (FPSP) - Water Suppression
     

    *N.B these names were circulated with permission from ECSA and the candidates as per POPIA.  This list is not exhaustive as some members did not consent to their details being communicated in bulk (go figure💁). 

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    8. Mr. John Goring - retired
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  • FPASA compliance with the POPI Act

    FPASA compliance with the POPI Act

    As of 1 July the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) comes into full effect. The aim of the PoPIA is to promote the protection of personal information processed by both private and public bodies.

    The Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) values your privacy, and we want to ensure that you are choosing to be part of this family we have created. If you would like to continue receiving information and updates then you don’t need to do a thing and you’ll continue to hear from us.

    If you would, however, like to opt out of receiving this type of communication from us then you are welcome to click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of this page.

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