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11st EFA Roundtable

The 11th EFA Roundtable was held on 2 & 3 December 2010 at the Polish Fire State Services in Warsaw.

The 11th EFA Roundtable was held on 2 & 3 December 2010 at the Polish Fire State Services in Warsaw.

Agenda
Presentations 11th EΦA Roundtable

discussions

State Fire Service in Poland
By Major Mariusz Feltynowski, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Coordination of Rescue Operations and Protection of Population, National Headquarters of the State Fire Service of Poland.
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Fire Statistics concerning casualties and injured in fires
By Major Slawomir Zajac, Hazard Recognitions Department, National Headquarters of the State Fire Service of Poland.
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Fire Investigation Course – Polish proposition for EU experts
By Colonel Piotr Guzewski, Deputy Commandant of the Fire Service College of the State Fire Service in Poznan

Presentation will soon be available

112 Can I help you? Project
by Major Robert Klonowski, Province Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Poznan
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Safe Emigrant Project
by Major Robert Klonowski, Province Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Poznan
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BeSeCu (Behaviour Security and Culture) Project
By Lieutenant Grzegorz Beltowski, the Main School of Fire Service.
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Fire Performance of Fire Extinguishers of the Aerosol Type
By Dr. Dieter Nüßler, President of FEU
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Preparation to Euro Cup 2012
By Major Mariusz Feltynowski, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Coordination of Rescue Operations and Protection of Population, National Headquarters of the State Fire Service of Poland.
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Towards a new regulatory process in France to decrease fires of electrical origin
By Laurent Lhardit, Consultant for the European Copper Institute
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Adaptation to changing times
By Willem Hofland, Advocacy Director, European Flame Retardants Association
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The “Strategic Journey” of the Fire Service in The Netherlands
By Ricardo Weewer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Amsterdam Regional Fire Service, Department Strategy & Innovation
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10 st EFA Roundtable

       The 10th EΦA Roundtable was held in Brussels on 3 & 4 June 2010

The 10th EΦA Roundtable was held in Brussels on 3 & 4 June 2010

Agenda
Conclusions_of_the_10th_EFA_Roundtable.pdf
Presentations 10th EΦA Roundtable
Update on EΦA achievements since Berlin Roundtable
By René Hagen, EΦA Vice-President
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Europacable: Introducing our new EΦA Technology Partner
By William English, Executive Board Member of Europacable
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Fire Safety in the United Kingdom
By Steve Turek, Assistant Commissioner Fire Safety Regulation, Fire Brigade London
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Fire in elderly home in Melle, Belgium
By Christian Van De Voorde, Chief Fire Officer, Fire Brigade of Ghent
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Update on Dutch progress regarding the upholstered furniture issue
By René Hagen, EΦA Vice-President on behalf of Ricardo Weewer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Fire Brigade of Amsterdam
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New model for fire investigation (France)
By Lt. Col. Olivier Gaudard, Chief of Prevention Office and Capt. Damien Liebard, Paris Fire Brigade
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HOTREC Initiative to improve Hotel Fire Safety
By Marguerite Sequaris, CEO HOTREC
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ANEC Position on Hotel Fire Safety
By Michela Vuerich, ANEC Representative

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ABTA Position on Hotel Fire Safety
By Angela Hills, Destination Services Manager, ABTA- Federation of Tour Operators

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9 st EFA Roundtable

The 9th EΦA Roundtable was held in Berlin on 11 & 12 November 2009.

The 9th EΦA Roundtable was held in Berlin on 11 & 12 November 2009.

Agenda
Presentations 9th EΦA Roundtable
Update on EU Fire Safety Priorities
By René Hagen, EFA Vice President on behalf of the EU Commission Product and Service Safety Unit (DG SANCO)
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Frankfurt Fire & Rescue Service – Introduction / Strategy to reduce the response time
by Markus von der Forst, Chief of Operations, Operations Department, Frankfurt Fire & Rescue Service
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State Fire Service of Poland – Prevention Activities in Poland
by Slawomir Zajac, Hazard Recognition Department, State Fire Service of Poland
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Hotel Evacuation: Emperical Study on Human Behaviour in Fire
by Margrethe Kobes, MSc, BSc, MIFireE, Researcher NIFV
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Reflections on the success of the UK Upholstered Furniture Regulations
by Bob Graham, MBE, MIFireE, Executive Director, ACFSE
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Consumer Fire Safety: European Statistics and Potential Fire Safety Measures
by Margrethe Kobes, MSc, BSc, MIFireE, Researcher NIFV
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Community Fire Safety Guidance Principles
by Michael Hagen, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
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European Burns Casualties Association (EBCA) – One year of progress
by Dominique Viaene, Member of the Board of EBCA
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European Civil Protection
by Anja Brammann, National Expert at the EU Commission, DG Environment – Civil Protection Unit
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High rise buildings: A challenge for fire protection and the fire brigades
by Frieder Kircher, Berlin Fire Brigade Management, Director North
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FeuerWhere – Tracking Fire Fighters
by Michael Baar, Project Manager, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universitat Berlin
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The European Fire Service Tunnel Group – EFSTG
by Niels Ole Blirup, Chief of Fire & Rescue Department, Fire Brigade of Copenhagen
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Findings of the Green Paper 2008 – where do we stand one year after?
by Marie-Luise Beck, Research Forum Public Safety and Security, Project Manager, Freie Universität Berlin
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New rescue mat by First Alert
by Jason Perrins, Managing Director BRK Brands Europe Ltd
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8 st EFA Roundtable

The 8th EΦA Roundtable was held in London on 13 & 14 May 2009.

The 8th EΦA Roundtable was held in London on 13 & 14 May 2009.

Agenda
Presentations 8th EΦA Roundtable
Update on European Union Fire Safety Priorities
by Gwenn Strazburger, DG SANCO, European Commission
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Basic Fire Risk and Electrical Safety Data
by Jonathan Manson, European Copper Institute
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Status on Gathering of EU Statistics on Burns Victims
by Dominique Viaene, European Burns Casualties Association
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Hotel Fire Safety in Scotland – Latest Developments
by Keith MacGillivray, European Fire Sprinkler Network
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Update on Fire Safety Regulation for TVs in Europe
by Volker Wendt, representing Bob Graham, ACFSE
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Fire Investigation, Its Importance in Determining Cause, Early Trend Analysis & Arson Detection & Prevention
by Pete Mansi, London Fire Brigade
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The Role of the Fire and Rescue Service in Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
by Michael Hagen, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
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Latest Activities of Pinochio, the Belgian Burns Victims Association
by Martin Margodt, Belgian Burns Victims Association Pinocchio
and European Burns Casualties Association
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Planning for the 2012 Olympics – A Fire Service Perspective
by Jim Monks, London Fire Brigade
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The London 7/7 Bombings and the Lessons Learnt for Emergency Services
by Bernie Higgins, London Fire Brigade
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Self-Regulation in Fire Prevention. A Way to Increase Awareness
by Jos van den Berkmortel, The Hague Fire Services
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Actions Taken Following the ‘De Punt’ Fire in the Netherlands
by Ricardo Weewer, Amsterdam Regional Fire Service
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7 st EFA Roundtable

This roundtable has been held succesfully in Brussels - Belgium at 11/12 september of 2008.

This roundtable has been held succesfully in Brussels – Belgium at 11/12 september of 2008.

Agenda (PDF)
Video Mrs. Meglena Kuneva, European Commissioner for Consumers
      European Fire Academy
Conclusions of the 7th EFA Roundtable September 2008
René Hagen, Professor of Fire Safety / Vice President EFA
Update on EΦA Achievements & introduction working groups [PDF, 4MB]
Prof. ir. C. Van Weeren, Design load-bearing construction, Delft Technical University, The Netherland
The fire at the Technical University of Delft: Lessons Learned [5,7 MB]
Prof. ir. C. Van Weeren
Collapsing building [AVI 5,2MB]

DAY 1: Working group sessions
Steve Turek
„People and Places“ using statistical information to identify and target vulnerable communities [PPT, 7,3MB]
Ricardo Weewer
Developments statistics in The Netherlands [PPT 1,4MB]
Pascal Leprince
PLP Statistics [PPT 0,2MB]
Jonathan Manson, Electricity and Energy Project Advisor
European Copper Institute [PPT 0,4MB]
DOMESTIC & HOTEL FIRE PREVENTION
 Dieter Nussler
Hotel Fire Safety : „Safehotel“ initiative [ppt 2mb] 
Bob Graham
Updater on consumer fire safety: TVs and upholstered furniture [ppt 4,9mb]
Petra Andersson
Perspectives of Flame retardants [ppt 4 MB]
Rene Hagen
Sprinklers in dwellings [0,75 mb]
COMMUNICATION TO CONSUMERS & VULNERABLES
Rob Baardse
Update on smoke detector campaign [PPT 3,5 MB]
                Rob Baardse
Flight plan [MPG 7,8 MB]
Rob Baardse
Prevent burns [MPG 5,2 MB]
Anne-Sophie Parent
Promoting fire safety amongst the elderly [PDF 18KB]

 


 DAY 2: Friday, 12th September 2008
Ricardo Weewer
Preparing for the future: Dutch fire brigades vision 2040 [PPT 3,8MB]
            Michael Hagen
Change in a fire and rescue service [PPT 412KB]
            Dominiek Viaene
Overview of activities for burn victims
Results Working Groups: Statistics [PPT 150KB]
Results Working Groups: Domestic and hotel fire prevention [PPT 150KB]
Results Working Groups: Communication to customers and vulnerables [PPT 125KB]
Ricardo Weewer
Extra presentation de Punt [PPT 2,2MB

6 st EFA Roundtable

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The 6th Roundtable was held in Paris on 31 January and 1 February 2008.

The 6th Roundtable was held in Paris on 31 January and 1 February 2008.

Agenda of the 6th Roundtable (PDF)
Presentations
Fighting Forest Fires in Greece 2007
by Gábor Palotai, Budapest Fire Brigade
Powerpoint screenshow
Update on fire prevention campaigns in the Netherlands
by Hein Zoete, Director of Dutch Burns Victims Association
Powerpoint screenshow
Contribution of Sprinkler Systems to Fire Safety
Alan Brinson, Director, European Fire Sprinkler Network
Powerpoint screenshow
Conclusion of Meeting
Albrecht Broemme, EΦA President
Powerpoint screenshow
The Age of Enlightenment! Changing views on smoke alarms in Europe
by Jason Perrins, Managing Director of BRK Brands Europe Ltd
Powerpoint slideshow
Forum for European Domestic Safety – 5 years of experience
by Jonathan Manson – E&E project advisor and development for ECI, European
Copper Institute
Powerpoint slideshow
Introducing the European Burns Casualties Association
by Paul Villain, President French Burns Victims Association (ABF)
Powerpoint slideshow
Update on statistics working group
by Pascal Leprince, Assistant Fire Chief Officer of the Val d’Oise Fire Brigade
Powerpoint slideshow
World Firefighters Games 08
by Mike Hagen
Powerpoint slideshow
Upholstered furniture fire safety EΦA impact
By Bob Graham
Powerpoint slideshow
The Flame Retardants Controversy: Fire safety and environmental protection
by Adrian Beard
Powerpoint slideshow
EU initiatives to increase consumer fire safety
by Gwenn Straszburger – Antonella Correra Product and Service Safety unit
Powerpoint slideshow
Assessment of the smolder-ignition of upholstered furniture and mattresses: Two basic fire safety standards
by Gwenn Straszburger – Antonella Correra Product and Service Safety unit
Powerpoint slideshow
Fire Safety Standards
by Gwenn Straszburger – Antonella Correra Product and Service Safety unit
Powerpoint slideshow

 

5 st EFA Roundtable

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The 5th Roundtable was held in Budapest on 14 & 15 June 2007.

The 5th Roundtable was held in Budapest on 14 & 15 June 2007.

Agenda
Presentations
Introduction to the Budapest Fire Services
by Dr. Oskar Cziva, Colonel, City Fire Department of Budapest
PowerPoint screenshow
Update on current EU initiatives by the European Commission to increase consumer fire safety in Europe
by Dr. Volker Wendt, Burson-Marsteller
PowerPoint screenshow
Fire Safety for Vulnerables: Lessons learned from Schipol Detention Center Fire 2005
by René Hagen, Professor of Fire Safety, Netherlands Institute of Safety Nibra (NIFV), chair of EΦA Core Group
PowerPoint screenshow
The difficulties in reaching and effectively communication with vulnerable and other at risk groups within the community
by Steve Turek, Assistant Commissioner London Fire Brigade
PowerPoint screenshow
Update on recent developments on consumer fire safety
by Robert Graham, Executive Director, Alliance for Consumer Fire Safety in Europe, ACFSE
PowerPoint screenshow
Home Fire Safety Products – an update from BRK-Dicon
by Sophie Verbaeys, BRK-Dicon/ First Alert
PowerPoint screenshow – x MB
Video (mpeg)
Efficiency combining smoke detectors and fire safe consumer products – BAM study
Rudi Borms, European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA)
PowerPoint screenshow
Friday 15th June 2007
Best practice: Fatal fire in Budapest, August 2006 – Lessons learned
by Dr. Oskar Cziva, Colonel, City Fire Department of Budapest
PowerPoint screenshow
Best Practice: Effective data collection
by Pascal Leprince, Lieutenant-Colonel, Yvelines Fire Department, Technical Advisor to French Burns Victimes Association (ABF)
PowerPoint screenshow

 

4 st EFA Roundtable

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ΦA members at the 4th Roundtable

EΦA members at the 4th Roundtable

Presentations and minutes fourth roundtable
Agenda of the 4th Roundtable [PDF, 100 kB]
Anatomy of EU Power
Peter Linton
Presentation in pdf – 199 kB
Fire Hazard of Flatscreen TV’s
Rob Brons
Presentation in pdf – 12,3 MB
Media coverage pdf – 1,65 MB
Media coverage zipped mpg – 56,7 MB
Media coverage zipped asf – 1,78 MB
Media coverage zipped asf – 1,78 MB

Fire Behaviour of Household Appliances towards External Ignition
Adrian Beard
Presentation in pdf – 3,02 MB
The need for fire safety in electrical appliances
Bob Graham
Presentation in pdf – 405 kB
Best Practices: French News
Pascal Leprince
English version of presentation in pdf – 228 kB
Version francaise – Presentation in pdf – 2311kB

 


Best practise: Community Fire Safety activity
Albrecht Broemme
 Presentation pdf – 2,92 MB
Presentation on THW pdf – 2,14
Civil Protection
HH Dierks
Presentation in pdf – 3,93 MB
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zipped files 9.48 MB

 


European Fire Academy
René Hagen
Presentation in pdf – 83 kB
Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes in pdf – 116 kB

 

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