Wormald reaffirms its commitment to sustainable fire suppression


In light of the recent announcement that the Queensland Government has restricted the use of firefighting foams containing PFOA, Wormald has re-affirmed its commitment to providing fire suppression solutions that limit impacts on the environment.

The use of firefighting foams remains an important element of effectively suppressing a fire quickly to help reduce substantial and lasting damage to the environment, people and property. However, Wormald recognises that the use of firefighting foams has impacts on the environment if not properly controlled and that there needs to be a balance between dealing with a fire event effectively using firefighting foams and what impacts to the environment the use of firefighting foams will create. Continue reading

Fire protection for commercial kitchens – complex but crucial

By Garry Kwok, National Technical Services Manager at Wormald

For many businesses in the hospitality industry, the kitchen is usually buzzing with activity. Chefs, kitchen hands and wait staff move at a frenetic pace as they rush to prepare and deliver meals to diners.  With the mix of flames, hot oils and cooking surfaces, and high powered cooking appliances it’s not surprising the risk of fire in commercial kitchens is high.

A kitchen fire can be a dangerous and frightening experience. Fire can start in a small appliance or in built-up grease in narrow ducts without anyone even knowing and can quickly spread throughout the kitchen and beyond. I feel it’s important to remind business owners and restaurant managers of the importance of installing an effective fire protection solution.  Fire protection really is one of the most important investments a business can make. Continue reading