3rd International Conference on Fires in Vehicles – FIVE 2014
1 - 2 October, 2014 Berlin, Germany
Fires in vehicles pose a significant threat to life and property. Recently, fires in buses have been in focus due to catastrophic incidents for example in Germany. Train fires are also high on the agenda due to recent regulatory activities. At the same time new fuels and electrical vehicles are emerging together with new lighter materials in response to our need for sustainable transport alternatives. Such alternative vehicles introduce new fire challenges that need to be accounted for.
In response to the pressing need for international dialogue SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden has instigated the international conference: FIVE (Fires In Vehicles). The objective of this conference is to exchange knowledge concerning fires in vehicles, including both road and rail vehicles. In recognition of the fact that many of the fire problems faced by these vehicles are the same, the solutions to them can also be similar.
The conference is held at the Seminaris CampusHotel in Berlin. The two day event will include both oral presentations and a poster session.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:
Regulations and standards
Fire development in vehicles
Fire detection in vehicles
Fire Suppression in vehicles
Fire mitigation strategies in vehicles
First responder strategies
Fire risks in vehicles with alternative fuels or alternative drives
New materials in vehicles