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Portable Fire Extinguishers
Chairman: Jerome Desautel - FFMI
Secretariat:   Robert Thilthorpe
Tudor House
Kingsway Business Park
Oldfield Rd
Middlesex TW12 2HD
Tel: +44 20 3166 5002
Fax: +44 20 8941 0972

E-Mail: info(at)



Field of Activity

All aspects of portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and hose reels.



  • The Section continues through much of its activities to promote the need for quality fire protection in order to reduce losses as a result of fire.
  • National Associations coordinate their activities in the work of European and International Standard bodies through the Section in order to present a common position on standard matters. To date, such policy has proved highly successful with the publication and now the ongoing revision of EN3.
  • The Section also influences and maintains the development of European Directives with face to face meetings with representatives of the EC and their expert groups. These include the Pressure Equipment Directive, the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive, as well as the Marine Products Directive.
  • The Section has now set up a Joint Liaison Forum with the European Insurers (CEA) in order to discuss matters of common interest, particularly in the testing and certification fields


!!! Revised Version!!! Position Paper on particulate/condensed aerosols for fire extinguishing

The aim of this document  by the EUROFEU Section Fixed Extinguishing Installations is to give basic information to non-specialists needing to evaluate the use of Particulate Aerosols in fire...

Germany takes over the EUROFEU Presidency - Jan Witte takes office

Jan Witte, board member of the German bvfa - Federal Association for Fire Protection Technology, is the new president of the European umbrella organisation EUROFEU. In the context of EUROFEU’s...

!!! NEW !!! Guideline for the selection and installation of portable and mobile fire extinguishers

The EUROFEU Portable Fire Extinguisher section developed this new Guideline. The standards EN 3 and EN 1866 in which the fire performance of extinguishers on class A and class B fires, as...