Strenghtening the european citizens safety and security through co-operation CFPA-E, CTIF and FEU presidents cooperation meeting

The Finnish National CTIF Committee was honoured to host meeting of the President of CFPA Europe, Mr. Jesper Ditlev, President of CTIF, Mr. Tore Eriksson and President of FEU, Dr. Dieter Nuessler in connection with the Fire Brigade in Finland 175 Jubilee on 30th August, 2013 in Turku, Finland. The aim of the meeting was to discuss on the principals of the further development of co-operation of the three organisations in enhancing European Citizens Safety and Security. Meeting was hosted and chaired by the Finnish National CTIF Committee, Chairman Mr. Pentti Partanen, Director General of the Rescue Services, Ministry of the Interior.
Photo: Rami Airola


Chemical Advisory: Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate

This advisory contains information on recent and past accidents involving AMMONIUM NITRATE (commonly referred to as AN), on the hazards of AN, how to manage these hazards, and appropriate steps for community emergency planning and proper emergency response. It is focused primarily on safe handling and storage of higher density, solid AN pellets and prills (a prill is a small bead) used in fertilizers.

This advisory is intended to broadly disseminate lessons learned from recent incidents involving AN so that such incidents can be prevented in the future. Also provided is a list of information resources, including relevant codes and standards, industry publications, and applicable statutes and regulations that will help facilities handling AN and first responders better understand the hazards so they can effectively manage the risks.

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New associate members

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Annual FEU meeting in Nottingham UK

CTIF president Tore Eriksson was a guest on annual FEU meeting in Nottingham UK 15 of May 2013.

FEU president Dieter Nuessler (left) and CTIF president Tore Eriksson (right) proposed future co-operation between FEU and CTIF.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

President: Tore ERIKSSON

Treasurer: Marc Mamer

Secretary General: Michel BOUR

Vice Presidents:
Don Bliss
Milan Dubravac
Ole Hansen
Zdenek Nytra
Ante Sanader
Hubert Vetter

US firefighters killed battling Arizona wildfire

At least 19 elite firefighters have been killed battling a fierce wildfire in Arizona, USA.

Part of a crew known as “hot shots”, they were trying contain the flames on Yarnell Hill, northwest of Phoenix. They were attempting to dig a fire line and create an escape route when the flames overtook them.

No other deaths have been confirmed.Residents of Peeple’s Valley and Yarnell Hill have been evacuated. There are reports that up to half the homes in Yarnell have been destroyed.

Authorities believe the fire was started by a lightning strike. High heat combined with strong winds caused it to spread rapidly.


source: Euronews

About CTIF

CTIF was founded in 1900 in Paris for encouraging and promoting co-operation among fire fighters and other experts in fire and rescue throughout the world. CTIF stands for International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire, and is nowadays recognised as the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services.

CTIF has 36member countries as ordinary members and nearly 50 associate members, among them several private and public organisations such as fire quipment manufacturers, fire and rescue associations and training centres.

In the core of our actions
CTIF organises international conferences which are well known from Boston to Lisbon and Oslo to Sidney.
CTIF is also famous for the
international competitions it organises every two years. These competitions are attended bymore than 3.000 fire fighters and youth fire brigades from around the world.
CTIF also contributes to the
development of youth fire brigades: in Europe, over a million young boys and girls -this figure has doubled over the past ten years- are involved in these activities that aim at giving them an overview of rescue and fire fighting skills, leading many of them to eventually join the fire service.

CTIF develops comprehensive world fire statistics by publishing annual reports which offer up-to-date data on fire issues from 80 different countries and 90 capital cities.

In short: CTIF is the international fire and rescue competency and information network, representing five million fire fighters who protect a population of one billion people every day.

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