CFPA Europe

The Confederation of Fire Protection Associations Europe (CFPA-Europe) is an association of national organisations in Europe concerned primarily with fire prevention & protection and also safety & security and other associated risks.

CFPA Europe is the European confederation of national fire protection organisations.

CFPA-E’s products are International exchange, training, guidelines, education standards, arson prevention and conferences.

CFPA-E publishes newsletters and recommendations on European level.

Official Address:
CFPA Europe, c/o DBI,
Jernholmen 12, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

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Upcoming Events
1st conference for the Fire Protection of Structures, 7-8 February, Athens (Greece)
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day

The 1st Conference for the Fire Protection of Structures 7-8 Feb 2019 in Athens!

The conference will give the perspective and general culture of modern firesafe structures, by presenting the relevant European and International Standards related to fire resistance, reaction to fire, tests and certifications, with examples of best (and failed, as well) practices, as well as the opportunity to examine important aspects of the new Greek Fire Protection Regulation for Buildings, proposals for its improvement / completion will be presented, such as the lack of enough information and instructions for the “High Rise Buildings”, as well as large-scale testing for the behavior of façade systems in fire conditions.

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International Security, Safety and Fire Exhibition (Spain)
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day
2nd international VdS conference “Fire Protection Systems” in Bucharest, Romania, April 29th 2020
Apr 29 all-day
2nd international VdS conference “Fire Protection  Systems” in Bucharest, Romania, April 29th 2020

Cologne, November 6th, 2019. On April 29th, 2020, the second international VdS-conference on fire protection systems will take place in Bucharest (Romania). International experts from industry and fire protection organisations will present an overview on current technology and developments as well as numerous solutions based on practical experience.

The conference will be held in cooperation with ROFMA, the Romanian Facility Management Association.

In addition there will be an exhibition at the conferences site. At the evening of April 28th a get-together with possibilities to visit the exhibition will be held.

“This conference will offer an exciting information forum for planners, installers and operators of fire protection systems, as well as for fire protection engineers, fire safety officers from all industries and loss prevention experts from the insurance industry, fire brigades and authorities as well as for companies from the facility management sector”, Andrej Turčan, Head of VdS offices Czechia and Director of the event says. “And the conference exhibition with renowned specialist companies offers the optimal opportunity for the professional exchange of fire protection experts.”

Among the topics of the VdS-conference are:

Sprinkler systems: New developments in the guidelines VdS CEA 4001 for planning and installation

Including specific challenges for the protection of storage and the use of ESFR-sprinklers

Case study: Major fire in and reconstruction of a medium-sized sawmill 

Causes and consequences; the new fire protection concept including a sprinkler system

Case study: Water Mist Protection of an underground mass transport system

Protection goal and overall concept; challenges posed by the architecture and users requirements; fire testing for validating a water mist system for this application (test method, fire tests and results); system realization.

Conference languages are Romanian and English with simultaneous translation.

Registration for exhibition and conference is now open.

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About VdS

VdS is one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious institutions for corporate security and safety, specialising in fire protection, security, cyber-security and natural disaster prevention. The services include risk assessments, on-site inspections, certifications of products, companies and professionals, and a comprehensive training and publication programme.

The VdS seal of approval enjoys an excellent reputation in professional circles and among decision-makers. VdS clients include industrial and commercial businesses in all industries, leading international manufacturers, system houses and professional specialists, as well as risk-conscious banks and insurers.

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