Have you booked your place?

Published:  04 February, 2013

This year's Reebok Firefighting Foam Seminar will again be held at the Reebok Stadium Conference Centre, 18-19 March 2013, Bolton, Greater Manchester (UK).

We hope you and any of your colleagues who might be interested will able to attend the Reebok Foam Seminar on fire fighting foam (see below for more details).

Full details regarding the conference including a provisional programme and a secure booking site for delegate registration and opportunities for exhibitors/sponsors can be found on the conference website at URL: http://www.foam2013.com

We should be grateful if you would be kind enough to distribute this information to any of your colleagues throughout your industry/sector who might wish to attend. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

I hope to see you or your colleagues in Bolton in March.


Roger Klein,

Kevan Whitehead,

The Hemming Fire Team.

Why you should attend

The meeting will be of interest to municipal and industrial fire departments, civil aviation fire and rescue services, as well as military aircraft and shipboard fire services, environmental regulators, foam formulators and feedstock manufacturers, fire engineering consultants and academic researchers.

The seminar will focus particularly on end-user applications and equipment, changing regulatory perspectives, strategies for operational use of foam in the oil, gas and chemical process industries, the developing use of compressed air foam systems (CAFS) for both Class A and Class B fires, and the use of foam in aviation rescue and firefighting (ARFF) operations.

We have again an excellent international range of speakers from around the world all of whom are experts in their field. Past Reebok Foam Seminars have enabled quite exceptional networking with delegates, exhibitors and speakers from disciplines not usually in contact with one another able to exchange views and information. In particular regulators, end-users, manufacturers and researchers have all been able, quite unusually, to interact in informal surroundings either during coffee/tea breaks or meals times or even in the during the evening in the bar/lounge and restaurant.

Current List of Speakers

  • Manuel Acuña: VS Focum, Gijon-Asturias, Spain.  “A New High-Performance Newtonian Fluorine-free Foam”
  • Michael Allcorn: Alert Disaster Control, Singapore.  “Foam Strategies for Large-Scale Class B Risks in Chemical Process Plant and Refineries”
  • Dr Thierry Bluteau, France. “Advances in Foam Technology – Solvent-Free Foams”
  • Adrian Brown, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. “CAFS for Class A and Class B Fires”
  • Jeremy Dawkins, Southcombe Brothers Ltd UK. “Firefighting Glove Design – the Challenges”
  • Gary Douthwaite, J & RA Hawkes & Sons UK. “Large Foam Applications – Practical Considerations”
  • Ewen Duncan, Williams Fire & Hazard Control. “Coned/Fixed Roof Tank Fires”
  • Steve Hansen, Solberg Foams USA. “Commercialisation of AFFF Containing C6 Fluorosurfactant”
  • Nigel Holmes, Queensland Dept. of Environment and Heritage Protection. "The Future of Foams in Queensland – Moving Towards the Inevitable”
  • Robert Hut, HyTrans Systems, The Netherlands. “Comparative Testing of Large Mobile Monitors”
  • Dr Chang Jho, Dynax Corporation USA. “Interactions of Firefighting Foam with Hydrocarbon Fuel”
  • Dr Roger A Klein, Cambridge UK. “Firefighting Foam – What Issues?”
  • Dave Matthews. FIPPE-UK. “PPE for Oil and Gas Industries”
  • Kim Thorbjørn Olsen, Copenhagen Airports, Denmark. “The Vernon 2012 ARFF CAFS Tests”
  • Henry Persson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. “Ethanol Tank Fires – the EtankFire Project: an Update”
  • Dr Niall Ramsden, Resource Protection International (RPI). “Foam Testing – Getting It Right!”
  • Dr Jimmy Seow, Western Australian Dept. of Environment and Conservation. “Use of Firefighting Foam – Western Australia Environmental Regulatory Position”
  • Joe Scheffey, Hughes Associates Inc., Baltimore MD USA. “Fluorine-free Foams, MILSPEC and ARFF”
  • Dr Romain Severac, DuPont de Nemours, France. “Water Treatment of Firefighting Foam Runoff: Implementation on a Commercial Scale”
  • Dr Thomas Leonhardt Tyco Fire Protection Products, Germany. “Environmental profiling of Firefighting Foams – Defining ‘Green’”
  • Dr Holger de Vries, Hamburg Fire Service/German Naval Reserve. “Shipboard Firefighting and AFFF”
  • Simon Webb, UK Civil Aviation Authority. “The End-User and a Qualified products List (QPL) for ARFF Use”
  • Mike Willson, Willson Consulting, Tasmania. “Advances in ARFF Firefighting: Are We on the Right Track?”

Further information including the provisional programme, speakers and secure payment site for registration by delegates and booking exhibition space/sponsor deals can be found on the conference website here: http://www.foam2013.com

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