June 26, 2014 | Bangalore, India

Airports are one of the most vulnerable places to fire casualties. Even though Indian aviation sector is considered to be the best-trained and prepared groups to apply fire fighting procedures, keeping them current with the latest technology and strategies is critical for the safety of public and workforce there.

With an objective to guide aviation fire specialists and airport managers in this regard, the Indian Aviation Fire Safety Specialists Group (IAFSSG) and International Airport Fire Protection Association (IAFPA) came together recently to conduct their first ever-joint International ARFF conference cum exhibition.

The event titled “ARFF vision 2020 and the challenges ahead” took place on 26th and 27th June 2014 at the Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, India, where UL contributed as a Silver Sponsor. It was supported by Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIA), Airport Authority of India (AAI), and other major airports across India. Eminent professionals from countries such as USA, Denmark, Germany, Singapore and UK presented technical papers and participated in interesting panel discussions.

At the event, Mr. Thomas A. Hillenbrand, Program Director of Fire Equipment Service within UL and member of the National Fire Protection Association elaborated on NFPA Standards for Testing ARFF Vehicles and Fire Trucks