High-Rise Aerial Firefighting & Rescue > Dubai, UAE > 6th November 2012
Exploring the use of helicopters for Firefighting and Rescue in High-Rise and Mega-buildings
As metropolitan populations increase, the trend is for city architects to design taller buildings - offices, hotels and apartments, to accommodate this increase. Dubai is an excellent example. Fire regulations are already strict, but should a fire occur in a high-rise or mega building, it could be disastrous and is, therefore, an ever-increasing concern to the metropolitan emergency services rescue community, particularly in global regions of natural disaster.
Fire in high-rise buildings is not a regular occurrence, but when it does happen, such as the post-earthquake fires in Japan, or following acts of terrorism such as ‘9/11′ in New York the loss of life is usually heavy. So how can city emergency services improve fire protection and reduce loss of life above the seventh floor of a high-rise or mega building and what is the alternative to classic fire suppression systems?
The only technology that can provide both fire suppression and rescue is airborne - the Helicopter. Recent studies have demonstrated that the helicopter is feasible for firefighting and rescue from high-rise buildings.
In conjunction with Dubai Helishow, and at the request of the Dubai Police Air Wing, Tangent Link is hosting this unique conference for international emergency services, first responders, civil and government helicopter operators, helicopter and firefighting equipment manufacturers to debate this topical issue.
A Royal Invitation
As Patron of the Dubai HeliShow 2012, His Highness General Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed extends a personal invitation to delegates from civil and rotary-winged technologies suppliers to attend and benefit from the many commercial opportunities available with some of the worlds leading aerospace companies, and that will help support the effort to bring stability & peace to the region.
Please click here to access the invitation from His Highness.