The year 2020 has started with tragic fires in several parts of the world, the most notorious being of course the massive Australian bushfires in which, according to a BBC.com news report dated 31 January:

“At least 33 people have been killed – including four firefighters – and more than 11 million hectares (110,000 sq. km or 27.2 million acres) of bush, forest and parks across Australia has burned” and “In the worst-hit state, New South Wales (NSW), fire has affected more than five million hectares, destroying more than 2,000 houses and forcing thousands to seek shelter elsewhere.” [1]

Considering the fire disasters in the past few years, such as Grenfell Tower in London and Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, that have had global implications for fire safety, we are gradually coming to understand that fire safety is more and more a shared global issue and area of public distress, which needs to be managed through continuous research and technical development, funded and supported at both national and regional levels.
We, the fire safety professionals at Efectis, recognize the need for national/regional legislation to be updated based on the latest knowledge and technology derived from fire disasters and thus we continue to invest both in our laboratory infrastructures and in our fire safety engineering practices, commonly in close cooperation with our local and regional authorities.

In this newsletter you will find examples of the works and development carried out by Efectis, with a view to enhancing public safety in the face of the increasing occurrence of fires.

[1] BBC.com webpage: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50951043

Contact: İlker İBİK  –  [ilker.ibik@efectis.com]

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