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The work of the CFPA Europe guideline commission

The European fire protection associations have decided to produce common guidelines

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The European fire protection associations have decided to produce common guidelines in order to achieve similar interpretation in the European countries and to give example of acceptable solutions, concepts and models. The guidelines reflect best practice developed by the countries of CFPA Europe. The CFPA E has the aim to facilitate and support fire and natural hazards protection and security work in the European countries, but where the guidelines and the national requirement conflict, national requirement must apply.

 

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Protection against hail damage
Protection against hail damage

CFPA E Guideline No 9 2022 N

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In the present draft guideline of the Natural Hazards Group (NHG) on construction hail protection, recommendations on loss prevention and reduction are systematically edited. They based on loss experiences in the past and recent years and on  current hazard assessments, illustrated with loss patterns and loss figures. In this connection, exterior building components such as facades and roofs, as well as their extensions, e. g. photovoltaic-systems, are particularly directly exposed. They must therefore be protected accordingly. In the meantime, standardized hail tests and building material or components with approved hail-resistant are available (see also www.hagelregister.com). It should also be taken into account that extreme weather events will increase according to scientific climate projections and experiences in last years in Europe, which is why the topic hail protection will become increasingly important.

HEARING BEFORE RATIFICATION OF NEW GUIDELINE Guideline proposal: “Protection against hail damage”.
Viewpoints/comments can be sent to CFPA Europe:
tommy.arvidsson@cfpa-e.eu
Due date for any reply is 31 August 2022.

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Ensuring supplies of firefighting water in extreme weather conditions
Ensuring supplies of firefighting water in extreme weather conditions

CFPA E Guideline No 8 2022 N

Demountable / Mobile flood protection systems
Demountable / Mobile flood protection systems

CFPA E Guideline No 7:2022 N

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The present guideline covers the planning, selection, providing, and use of mobile flood protection systems. Mobile flood protection systems are currently widely available on the market. However, the aptitude test of these systems is still according to different criteria and by various methods. For this reason, notes and typical criteria for the selection of suitable mobile flood protection systems are systematically prepared as recommendations to support the decision-makers, planners, and managers of flood protection to take appropriate measures in practice.

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Forest Fires
Forest Fires

CFPA E Guideline No 6 2016 N

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The purpose of this document is to establish good practices to prevent the occurrence of a forest fire, to describe the main mechanisms to combat it, and to give practical guidance to those living in the countryside or those who like to enjoy the woodlands as recreation places to limit the possibility that these activities can be a source of a forest fire.

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Managing heavy snow loads on roofs
Managing heavy snow loads on roofs

CFPA E Guideline No 5 2020 N

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This guideline gives recommendations on preparing before the winter season, removing the snow, and protection work for the snow season. Roof construction design is not the topic of this guideline since these requirements are already considered in the Construction Codes of each member country.

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Lightning protection
Lightning protection

CFPA E Guideline No 4 2013 N

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Based on the analysis of why buildings must be protected against lightning, the need and different types of lightning protection are described, e. g., against a direct strike, against overvoltage on incoming conductors, and conductor systems and against the electromagnetic pulse. In addition, recommendations on inspection of lightning protection measures are given.

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Protection of buildings against wind damage
Protection of buildings against wind damage

CFPA E Guideline No 3 2013 N

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In this publication, references to prevent and limit storm damage are systematically described, particularly with regard to building and its construction components, to allow building owners and operators, manufacturers, planners, professional staff for construction work, and facility management services to be supported in their actions.

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Business Resilience – An introduction to protecting your business
Business Resilience – An introduction to protecting your business

CFPA E Guideline No 2 2013 N

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This document introduces ways in which management can adopt measures that will help a business survive the effects of a significant and potentially damaging event, such as a fire or flood. This approach to business resilience delivers a framework on which a company can build, whatever its size and the nature of its business.

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Protection against flood
Protection against flood

CFPA E Guideline No 1 2012 N

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This publication is intended to inform all the above target audiences in terms of flooding hazards and associated risks. With instructions and recommendations for practice, all the target audiences should, in addition, be supported:

  • to identify the existing hazards,
  • to identify, analyze, and evaluate the associated risks, particularly to determine and protect people who may be affected,
  • to prioritize relevant safety objectives and
  • to introduce and implement adequate and effective protection measures.
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CFPA Europe Guidelines Commission documents

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