Safequip supports fire fighters and fire victims

May 2011 News, Fire & Safety

Safequip is a Rovic International subsidiary and a southern African fire equipment supplier. It is also the region’s only manufacturer of DCP fire fighting powder which it sponsors to the Epping Fire Departments training facility.

In the interest of public safety SafeQuip is getting behind a Jaws of Life training initiative to procure old car bodies for fire fighters to practice on. The Jaws of Life are used to cut through the steel of a car body so that accident victims are extricated quickly and safely to be treated by medical rescue teams.

The Western Cape Fire-Fighters Association’s rescue unit urgently requests old car bodies to be donated by scrap yards or private individuals that can assist. The car shells must have the doors and roof on, so that simulated vehicle rescue can be practised using the Jaws of Life.

Between 80 and 90% of rescue call outs to extract trapped occupants in vehicle accidents require the use of the Jaws of Life. The speed of freeing the victims is vital, to minimise blood loss and shock. Potential donors of car shells are urged to contact the fund raiser, Robin Fitzgerald on +27 (0)21 686 9303 or +27 (0)78 624 1841 or e-mail him at

In its corporate responsibility initiative the fire equipment supplier has recently donated R10 000 to an orphanage that was burned down, leaving 35 children homeless. An additional R220 000 is needed to rebuild the orphanage. If you wish to donate, please contact Chantelle Smit on +27 (0)11 454 3250 or e-mail Safequip will also give fire extinguishers and smoke detectors to the Compass organisation to prevent this from happening again.

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