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Environmentally Friendly RE-HEALING™ FIRE FIGHTING FOAM CONCENTRATE in Ireland

Posted on 22 Aug 2014

FireTrade.ie launches the Solberg Environmentally Friendly RE-HEALING™ FIRE FIGHTING FOAM CONCENTRATE in Ireland.

RE-HEALING™ foam concentrates from SOLBERG are an innovative environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B fuels with no environmental concerns for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. RE-HEALING foam concentrates can be used in fresh, salt or brackish water and possess excellent burn back resistance due to its remarkable flow and rapid sealing characteristics.

SOLBERG RE-HEALING foam concentrates are formulated using a new high performance synthetic foam technology to replace traditional AFFF and AR-AFFF foam concentrates and older fluoroprotein foams.

RE-HEALING foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates are available in 3%, 6% and 3×6 ATC formulations.  RE-HEALING foam concentrates can be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous odors, and will improve extinguishment in deep-seated fires.

Foam non-air aspirating discharge devices as well as air aspirating discharge devices including standard sprinkler heads, can be used to obtain maximum results. The concentrates can also be used as a pre-mix solution. Re-HEALING foam concentrates are compatible with most dry powder agents, and provides even greater fire protection against three-dimensional fires.

RE-HEALING foam concentrates can be proportioned at the proper foam solution percentage using common foam proportioning devices such as: eductors, inline balanced pressure proportioners, ratio controllers, and self-educting nozzles.

Solberg manufactured products are thoroughly inspected and undergo rigorous quality control tests. These evaluations analyze the foam’s physical parameters as well as the finished product’s fire performance.

3rd Party Accedited Fire Safety Engineer Three Day Course – New Dates Announced

Posted on 15 Aug 2014

Third Party Accredited Mechanical Fire Safety Engineering Three Day workshop which are titled Fire Safety Workshop Series 2014


  • Portable Fire Fighting Extinguishers
  • Fire Fighting Hose Reels
  • Dry Risers
  • Hydrants

Applicable to and Why:

The course is applicable to all who are actively involved with the Recommendation/Selection, Installation, Inspection, Service and Maintenance of the above listed equipment

The course is designed to help understand the Statutory Safety Legislation, Regulations & Competency obligations within the specific areas.

The scope of the Fire Extinguisher maintenance workshop is based on best practice in the Irish Fire Protection industry with a baseline on technical standards incorporating Irish Standard 291 (2002) and Irish Standard EN 3 (2007).

The programme style is based on a balance between practical workshop experience over forty years and a baseline of the current (2014) research and development of  Fire Protection standards and specification development


Course Director & Tutor Mr Brendan Kavanagh

M.I.F.S.M – M.I.E.T. – C.M.I.O.S.H – G.I Fire Engineers – M.I.H.E.E.M

Chartered Fire Safety Practitioner &

Professional Fire Prevention Officer

Mr Brendan Kavanagh, Chartered Safety Practitioner, has been approved as a JOIFF accredited Training Provider

 Accreditation & Certification


Full JOIFF accreditation requires an examination of the three pillars that make up effective provision of training, courses/programmes, Instruction and establishment/organisation including facilities. All aspects together must be to the required standard and the applicant organisation must demonstrate proprietary ownership of all 3 pillars for JOIFF accreditation to be awarded.


Each student on a JOIFF accredited course whom the Instructors assess as competent shall be issued by Mr Brendan Kavanagh, Chartered Safety Practitioner with a JOIFF accredited certificate of Competence signed by an authorised person.

 Website Listing:

In addition to the issuing of individual certification each Company which is represented on the course by an employee who successfully completes the 3 day course shall have their details listed on a dedicated webpage on www.firetrade.ie

 Location & Dates:

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, Church Rd, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15.

The next workshop Series 05-2014 on the following dates

Day No 01     Wednesday 15th October 2014

Day No 02     Tuesday 21st October 2014

Day No 03      Wednesday 28th October 2014

Workshop style

 Conference room electronic with supporting practical exercises It is recommended that participants bring a Laptop or similar device capable of receiving Wi-Fi, (Wi-Fi facility available in the hotel) all of the workshop presentation slides and guides are published and distributed electronically in PDF. Format

 All participants will be required to subscribe to a risk management and safety culture which requires all participants during practical workshop sessions and demonstrations to ensure their personal safety in respect to Eye, Hand and Foot protection

All of the Workshop sessions will commence at 0900hrs and finish at 1700hrs each day with a full carvery lunch included.

As the Workshop is certified and third party accredited by JOIFF which requires assessment of the participants during the workshop sessions and whereby each participant will be required to undertake project work between attendance days which will form a significant aspect of the assessment to enable the presentation of an individual certificate

Cost & Subsidy:

The cost per person to attend and complete the 3 day course is €900. If a company is registered and books through FireTrade.ie they qualify for a €300 subsidy per person.

Payment for the course taken in full at booking stage

*There is a maximum of 12 attendees per course.

 Note: Firetrade.ie is fully independent and is not a member or accredited by any third party Association.