Methods and equipment for fire fighting with alternative fuel vehicles in ro-ro spaces

This report summarizes advantages and limitations of different systems and tactics used in fire fighting operations in ro-ro spaces. This comes from an increase need of effective and efficient fire fighting operations when alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) are involved. Tests have been conducted to evaluate systems’ ability to reduce the risk of fire spread to adjacent objects and their practical usability in ro-ro spaces. The fire tests for example quantified the attenuation of radiation through the water spray (blockage effects) of different systems. The fire tests showed that several systems have the capacity to reduce the risk of fire spread, but this must be compared with how firefighters can use them in real fire fighting operations in ro-ro spaces. Furthermore, selected fire fighting tactics were practically evaluated for their possible use in ro-ro spaces. The results are applicable for new fire fighting tactics for safer and more efficient manual fire fighting operations.


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66
  • Serial:
    • RISE Report
    • Issue Number: 2019:90
    • Publisher: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 9789189049208
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: May 14 2020 9:44AM