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Is your electric vehicle a fire risk?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for more sustainable ways to travel.  However, there are concerns about the safety of EVs, particularly when it comes to fire safety. While EVs are generally safe, there are

Designing the right fire protection system – what do you need?

Designing a fire protection system is a critical aspect of any building design and construction, especially in Australia where the risk of fire is high. The Australian government has enacted strict regulations on fire protection to safeguard businesses and ensure

Fire safety in aged care facilities – know your responsibilities

On the 18th of November 2011, two rooms at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home in North Sydney caught fire.  The devastating incident caused 11 fatalities and dozens more were injured.  The tragedy raised many questions about fire safety in nursing

Is your smartphone a fire hazard? What you need to know

Are you reading this article on your smartphone, tablet or laptop?  Chances are you are, because most of us own a device with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. From phones, powerbanks and toys, to appliances electric bikes and scooters.  Rechargeable batteries are

How to stop false fire alarms from costing you thousands.

Every year Fire and Rescue NSW respond to over 40,000 false fire alarms.  Almost 40% of these are triggered by Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) Systems. Unwanted alarms take unnecessary time and money away from our fire services, they also cause

New fire safety statement regulations – what they mean for you.

Did you know that version 4 of the annual fire safety statement came into effect on 1 September 2022?  What does this mean for you? Don’t panic, here’s a quick reference to the information you need to stay up-to-date. What

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