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by fireman2au
Wed May 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 19824

Re: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry

Agreed Alfie,

Sadly it will take a similar incident here in Australia to get the appropriate people to listen.
by fireman2au
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 19824

Re: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry

Hi Alfie, Yes I agree with most of your points. However I know from first hand knowledge that most residential high-rise buildings in Sydney DO NOT have an evacuation plan at all! And many of those that do, have not adopted any form of evacuation plan other than to rely on the escalated programming ...
by fireman2au
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 19824

Re: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry

The concept of stay in place as a policy is possible provided all the required fire safety measures required in the building are installed, inspected and maintained.
by fireman2au
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Non-Malicious "False" Alarms
Replies: 5
Views: 5685

Re: Non-Malicious "False" Alarms

Hi Mattfirey,

52 weeks x $1600 = $83,200.00. This would go an very long way towards upgrading the detection system and minimising the Non-Malicious alarms.

Does anyone know what happened to the policy of FR+Rescue providing assistance to owners of premises to upgrade their systems?
by fireman2au
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Non-Malicious "False" Alarms
Replies: 5
Views: 5685

Re: Non-Malicious "False" Alarms

I am amazed that there have been no responses to this thread!
by fireman2au
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Non-Malicious "False" Alarms
Replies: 5
Views: 5685

Re: Non-Malicious "False" Alarms

An interesting POV Alfie, Now stand-by for an avalanche! A very large majority of "false alarms" could be eliminated if the BCA is amended to require ALL monitored systems to be a minimum of two alarms to activate a call to the FB. The amendment should give building owners a five year grace period t...
by fireman2au
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 19824

Re: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry

Good points Alfie. If the building had been refurbished correctly, then advice to stay may be appropriate. It really is a matter of "horses for courses"! You are correctly flagging a new dynamic for managers at call centres. It is possible to provide medical advice, however issuing safety guidance w...
by fireman2au
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 19824

Re: Unbelievable Failures Emerging from Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry

Well said Alfie,

I am astounded that there appears to be no evidence whereby the fire safety of this building was managed during the refurbishment process.
by fireman2au
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Moving On
Replies: 16
Views: 12708

Re: Moving On

rp62, that scenario would only happen if the independently managed call centre failed to update the call-out!
by fireman2au
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFS and Rescue
Replies: 55
Views: 50030

Re: RFS and Rescue

No emotions from me, I am just stating a fact.

What would be the response times for those units you identified to respond to an incident in the community of Mungindi.