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Fire Safety: Technical Cycle

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For all of those who wish to have a comprehensive knowledge of fire safety, CFPA-Europe has the “Fire Safety – Technical Cycle” course, which has a minimum duration of 15 days, corresponding to 100h of training, and is currently available in Belgium (ANPI), Denmark (DBI), Finland (SPEK), France (CNPP), Germany (VDS), Italy (AIAS), Portugal (APSEI), Spain (CEPREVEN), Sweden (BRANDKYDDSFORENONGEN), Switzerland (SWISSI) and UK (FPA).

Besides the national fire safety regulations, in the course are treated several matters that are fundamental to the understanding of fire safety in buildings, including nature and behaviour of fire, behaviour of elements of structure and materials under fire conditions, control of fire and smoke spread, first-aid fire-fighting equipment, fire detection, design, control and maintenance of fire protection systems (sprinklers and aqueous and non-aqueous systems). In the CFPA-e Fire Safety – Technical Cycle course are also addressed issues as behaviour of people, risk assessment in industrial and commercial premises and fire protection management.

With the completion of the course, are acquired skills in terms of risks identification, control of fire causes and minimization of their consequences, use and application of prevention and protection systems and techniques and the relevant regulations and standards.

We highlight the fact that the course integrates a module on practical firefighting training, in which the trainees have the opportunity to learn to use first-aid fire-fighting equipment, namely fire extinguishers, blankets and hose reels.

The course gives access to the CFPA -Europe Diploma “Fire Safety – Technical Cycle”. In order to access this diploma, trainees need to get approval in a written examination plus a case study management report presented in writing or orally. This case study is based on a simulation of a fire safety audit in an industrial or commercial premise.

The course can be attended by all those involved in fire prevention that wish to deepen their knowledge, namely safety managers, advisers, consultants, experts, consultants in fire prevention, authority staff, inspectors and insurance professionals.

The campaign “K-EINBRUCH“ – punning with an abbreviation of “kein Einbruch” – no intrusion

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Why such a public campaign?

In view of the high figures of intrusion the item protection against intrusion is a special focus in the work of the police criminal prevention. Aim is to sensitize people to see for a self-dependent, effective intrusion protection. With co-operation partners from the insurance associations, the industry and installer companies the police therefore initiated in the year 2012 the nationwide public campaign “K-Einbruch”. The Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr. Thomas de Maizière had the courtesy to act as patron. Ms. Kristina Vogel, as cyclist twice Olympic winner and federal police officer is ambassador of the campaign. The figures of the last years showing steadily raise of intrusion attempts substantiate that prevention measures and prevention by appropriate behavior and the proper security techniques are effective measures. This may definitely be explained by ameliorations in security measures against intrusion in private households. The campaign, therefore, tries to attract also those circles for which intrusion wasn’t subject yet.

Core of the campaign is the web presence www.k-einbruch.de. This offers besides others product neutral information of the police on intrusion protection, an interactive house with clues how to protect ones home as well as information on government aid of intrusion protection. In the category “Partner” website visitors may find the K-EINBRUCH network which is steadily amended. Associations being listed with their logo and links on co-operation partners and companies support the initiative and advise on their own websites the campaign. Vice-verse, this network leads to the websites of the co-operation partners.

The day of the intrusion protection

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A further essential element of the campaign is the „Day of the intrusion protection“. Themed on “One hour more for more security”, this yearly event takes place the day as central European summertime ends and clocks are reset to wintertime. Citizens should benefit from the hour such way gained to read up on intrusion protection and to reflect on how to realize security recommendations in their own course of life. Local police stations as well as the partners of the campaign point to the high figures of home intrusion with a variety of activities and information performances.

 

The „K-EINBRUCH“ Media

In order to give the campaign a corporate identity and to reach recognition a logo with close resemblance to the police seal was developed. For the advertisement of K-EINBRUCH posters, postcards, stickers, information leaflet, announcements and link banners were produced which all partners may use. Partners highlight the day of the intrusion protection with an eye catcher, a striking graphic teaser. The motive of the campaign – a room being obsessed by a burglar, where the open patio door was sprayed with the note “door was tilted” – underlines the experience of the police that burglars often seize the favorable occasion. The note “door was tilted” here is a pointer on careless behavior of citizens and is aimed to create more consciousness to one’s individual responsibility and to engage oneself with the issue intrusion protection.

[QUICK CHECK] Cyber-Security – A Solution for Small and Medium Sized Companies

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A huge number of small and medium size enterprises are highly successful in their branch. The one major condition to gain success is the deliverance of excellent products and service. A second necessity for an effective market presence, especially nowadays, is the use of a high grade and dependable IT infrastructure. And this second mainstay for every company is threatened by specialised criminals. Criminals aiming on data, know how or the mere disturbing of company operation modes to bring harm as an end in itself.

To fight this thread large companies often rely on international standards as ISO 27000. However, this is unconvertible for many smaller market participants. The goal is, to reach the best effect with an affordable method. The so called IT Quick Check, VdS Schadenverhütung (German provider of security tests and certifications) has developed, is offering a solution that is customised for SMEs.

The Quick Check is an internet tool everyone is invited to use totally free of charge. The interested company or person is asked to answer 39 questions related to the company’s internet environment and security. The results of the questionnaire are presented in a pdf the user may download. Every question is rated – is the given solution already good, acceptable or should it be enhanced – and amended with useful hints and explanations. Of course the data used for the Check is treated strictly confidentially.

➡  Start Quick-Check for Cyber-Security

The Fire Sector Summit 2017

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Join FPA at the leading industry conference for key decision makers and influencers in the fire sector on 10-11 October at Aviva Headquarters, London. This year’s event will feature three streams of workshops: Heritage, FRS Interest and Social Housing.

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First International VdS Fire Safety and Security Forum in China

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On September 6th, 2017, the first “International VdS Fire Safety and Security Forum” took place in China. The forum was organised and directed around the setting of “China Fire Expo” in Beijing, and focused primarily on topics related to fire safety and security, and first and foremost with decision-makers and disseminators from industry, politics, administration and science.

In his opening address VdS CEO Thomas Urban emphasised the extremely positive development that VdS has seen and taken note of in the Chinese market over the last 10 years. Thus VdS is now widely accepted by many representatives of the Chinese administration and is even required as a safety and security standard in some public tenders. The “International VdS Fire Safety and Security Forum” also provided an excellent platform for informing interested enterprises about the opportunities to enter the Chinese market and to promote dialogue with Chinese policy-makers and business leaders.

More information: www.vds-forum-china.de

The picture shows Lothar Sysk, VdS Chief Representative in China, with the chief magistrate of the province Hubei.

Cooperation: CFPA Europe & CTIF

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CTIF (International association of fire and rescue service) has at their annual meeting in July decided to start with endorsement of CFPA E’s Guidelines. Their “Commission Europe”, with chair Seamus Murphy, will have a important role in reading and reviewing the Guidelines, and at the July meeting they decided the procedure for endorsement.
Already in April this year Insurance Europe started with endorsement of CFPA E’s Guidelines.

The Exhibition for Risk Prevention and Management

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Expoprotection is the only event in France that brings together top international specialists and the most innovative equipment and solutions, combining conferences and meeting areas. Protecting employees, premises, data and the working environment of companies, local authorities and administrations: these are the objectives that bring suppliers and contractors together every two years at the Expoprotection show in Paris .

Expoprotection covers the two complementary universes dedicated to Risk Prevention and Management

– The Occupational, natural & industrial risks area
– The Security and Firefighting area

Meet us in Paris on November 7th to 9th for 3 days of networking, conferences and innovations.

https://www.expoprotection.com/GB.htm

First International VdS Fire Safety and Security Forum in China

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On Wednesday, 6 September, 2017 , parallel to the China Fire Expo in Beijing, the premiere of the “International VdS Fire Safety and Security Forum in China” is taking place. This event from VdS offers professionals from industry, public authorities, and science a variety of information, impulses and opportunities for exchange on the topic of fire protection and security.
The event aims to introduce you to current developments and the latest insight concerning the topic of safety and security through interesting technical reports and the use of concrete application case studies. At the same time, we will show you how, with VdS you can increase your chances of entering into the market, minimize risks, and save costs. Expand your network and talk to representatives of the Chinese and German governments. The event ends with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of VdS-representative office in Asia.
More information: www.vds-forum-china.de

The picture shows Lothar Sysk, VdS Chief Representative in China, with the chief magistrate of the province Hubei.

Middle East Fire, Security & Safety Exhibition and Conference

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MEFSEC (Middle East Fire, Security & Safety Exhibition and Conference) is a leading Fire, Safety and Security show scheduled from the 3rd-5th December – 2017; and takes place at Cairo International Convention Centre (CICC) in Egypt. We aim to serve as a powerful business platform for innovations and the latest trends in the fire, safety and security sector. With rising concerns and attention on security measures across the region, MEFSEC’s renewed strategic focus will change the dynamics of the fire and security business.

50th Anniversary ANPI – 22 may 2017

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50th anniversary of the Fire at the Innovation

Commemoration in collaboration with Inno.
After the pain, hope is born, and with him the courage to work for a better protection against the dangers.

The awareness of politicians and rescue services in our country has helped to develop standards for fire prevention and to promote the coordination of the emergency services.

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TRIBUTE COMMUNICATED BY THE KING & QUEEN Of BELGIUMTo the families of victims, survivors, firefighters and the honorable assembly, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Fire of Innovation, we express our profound sympathy to the families of the victims and the survivors of this tragedy:

It is above all to you that our thoughts directly go this day.
We also wish to pay tribute to the firefighters who, through their courage, have prevented even heavier human losses.
We salute the participants of the seminar of this afternoon and all the efforts made to improve the fire safety in our country

The King – The Queen

 

Half a century of prevention for ANPI!
ANPI that was set up in the aftermath of this tragedy, is today, 50 years later, the reference for fire prevention in Belgium. ANPI brings together the actors of fire prevention (SPF, fire departments, representatives of industries, insurers, consulting firms, specialists in prevention).
To remember the victims of the fire and celebrate the anniversary of the fire prevention initiative, ANPI brought together nearly 200 people at a commemorative ceremony and conferences over “22 May 1967, the fire of Innovation, still lessons to be learnt to guide the evolution of rules and technologies”. Subject was developed among others by Cécile Jodogne, State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region, main representatives of sectoral federations, Brussels fire brigade, etc.