On 28 September over 90 delegates attended a one-day bilingual conference in Rome, jointly hosted by the EFSN and the Italian Chapter of the SFPE. Speakers included representatives from the Fire Brigade headquarters who gave a brief overview of Italian fire code and the role sprinklers play in it. In Italy the Fire Brigade drafts and enforces the fire code. Other speakers presented updates to standards and some of the latest innovations in sprinkler technology. We also learned about the Italian water mist market, one of the largest in Europe. In the breaks delegates visited the exhibition to learn more about these and other technical developments.
Subsequent to this event we will seek to bring together like-minded companies to set up an organisation to advance the use of water-based fire protection systems in Italy. If you are interested in joining this effort please contact firstname.lastname@example.org