Blog

Our blog is a feast of information, observations and trends about the fire protection industry.  When something appeals to us, we conduct research and articulate our ideas. Where necessary we produce images to help illustrate complex concepts. If you have something you are unsure about that fire related to fire safety, search for it here.  If it’s not and you would like us to research and write about it, then send us a message and we will do our best to help.

  1. Landmark PFAS contamination class action

    Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances also referred to as ("PFAS") are synthetic (man-made) chemical compounds used in industry since the 1950's. In Australia, PFAS have been used for a long time in consumer products and industrial applications and there are now PFAS contaminated sites resulting from these various uses, including from the use of some types of firefighting foam concentrate.

    Oct, 2019
  2. Buildings risk fire safety by going cheap!

    Cost -saving priorities by owners' corporations often compromised safety maintenance. The priority is usually in respect of maintenance, how can we get it done cheaper and who is the cheaper maintenance provider? ~ Commander Mark Carter, Melbourne Fire Brigade.

    Sep, 2019
  3. Victoria: Occupancy Permit - Is yours correct?

    In Victoria, an occupancy permits are documents that signify that a building surveyor is satisfied and has approved your building as being suitable for occupation. This article discussed the features of an Occupancy Permit and common mistakes in them that can adversely affect building owners.

    Jul, 2019
  4. Fire safety in Australian homes

    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%"

    Feb, 2019
  5. Wire-free fire detection systems a reality?

    Learn more about wire fire detection & alarm systems.

    Feb, 2019
  6. Mandatory fire safe cigarettes?

    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;

    Feb, 2019
  7. ASE Alarm Signal Impairment

    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.

    Aug, 2018
  8. AS1851:2005 review - Twelve months on

    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?

    Aug, 2018
  9. Fire Extinguisher Scam (United States)...

    Here's an interesting article from Janelle Walker a staff writer for the Suburban Chicago News regarding sham fire extinguisher inspections.

    Aug, 2018
  10. Website redesign and upgrade...

    Since 2001 we have regularly updated the Firewize website enable us to produce content (a lot of content), and we continue to invest in our platform with major updates in (2006) again in (2019), and again (2020). Updating the platform encourages us to produce content of a variety of types and be mobile responsive, something that you the reader and the major search engines really love.

    Aug, 2018