4th Annual Tunnels Fire Safety Forum Set for May

fireThe 4th annual Tunnels Fire Safety Forum brings together fire brigades, construction companies, operators, and the public sector in order to create a collaborative platform for discussion and sharing best practices. The 2016 edition of this event, scheduled for May 11-13, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, provides the delegates with practical knowledge, first-hand experiences, as well as an overview of the technical requirements.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of the latest interoperability specifications
  • Findings the latest PIARC report on road tunnel safety
  • Technical trade-offs of designing tunnel fire safety
  • Electric vehicles in tunnels – hazards, challenges, and solutions
  • Lessons learned from 4 major tunnel fires in Norway
  • Details of fire-prevention systems of the Crossrail project in the U.K. and the Eisenhower tunnel system in the U.S.A.

Also on the program is a workshop on “Best Practices In Tunnel Emergency Planning And Response;” a site visit to a tunnel control room; and presentations from leading construction companies in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.A.

Speakers include Tony Cash – International President of RIFA; Han Admiraal – Chairman of ITACUS; Shan Raffel – Fire Officer & Churchill Fellow at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services; Alan Curran – Fire Engineer at Crossrail; and Pierre Schmitz – Ex-VP & Honorary PIARC Member at PIARC Technical Committee on Road Tunnels Operation.


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