According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Australian Social Trends 2000 "in 1998, 123 people died from accidental fire or flame injuries. Of these, 70 occurred in a home fire. While total deaths from fire fell by 47% from 1968 to 1998, deaths in private dwelling fires only dropped by 20%"
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The move in Australia towards fire safe cigarettes is a little closer today with the federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock agreeing to ask the Treasurer to introduce the standard;
An ASE or Alarm Signalling Equipment is a device used to aggregate and transmit a fire alarm signal from a fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system via a monitoring service provider to the fire brigade. In some circumstances an ASE can be installed incorrectly or modified such that they do not transmit the required alarm, fault or isolate signals.
The previous AS1851 comprised a suite of individual documents, parts 1 to 16 which have now been amalgamated into a single standard, AS1851-2005. Twelve months on, what have we learned?
Here's an interesting article from Janelle Walker a staff writer for the Suburban Chicago News regarding sham fire extinguisher inspections.
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