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The Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) is seeking an Administrative Officer to join our team and support our daily office duties. A successful Administrative Officer will act as the point of contact for all employees and clients, providing administrative support and managing their queries. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV. 

 Charlotte Maxeke hospital fire

We have been talking a lot about hydrants these past couple of days, unfortunately inspired by the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire. Whilst we cannot comment on what went wrong for that specific incident because we have not conducted a fire investigation at those premises, we thought it would be useful to circulate some information on fire flow and hydrants. Please note that extracts of tabulated data are sourced from SANS 10090: Community Protection Against Fire.

Minimum width of 15 meters, however this could be extended depending on the gradient of a location, wind conditions, combustibility of the fuel material, as well as flame height conditions. ​

Full 2004 SANParks Report here. 

Full 2017 Santam Report on "Mega Fires".

I am ecstatic to announce the new MD of the FPASA - Lloyd Phetlhu. After searching for my successor for almost 2 years, I have the distinct honour of welcoming Lloyd on board as an Executive Director.

Please click here to access the document.

Please note that after 25 May 2021, this Draft South African Standard will no longer be accessible. 

All commentary to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for collation and communication to the SABS OR email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly with your points of interests. 

DSS SANS 10287 

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  • ECSA registrants - Water Suppression Systems

    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💁). 

    1. Mrs. L J Steyn - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Mr. M van Niekerk - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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    6. Mr. T.J Willemse - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Mr. Neil Whittal - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    8. Mr. John Goring - retired
    9. Mr. J. Lewis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • New Forms: Membership, Course Bookings, Prospectus

     Form: Membership

    Form: Course Booking

    Form: Prospectus

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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.

    If you have any further queries, as always we are here to help and listen to you. You can get in touch with us at 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. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Thank you for being part of our growing community.

    Click here for the company POPIA notice. 

     

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