Rosenbauer International AG
- Decontamination Systems
- Foam Equipment
- Fans & Blowers
- Hose Reels
- Turnout/Bunker Gear
- Thermal Imagers
Rosenbauer International AG news
EconAqua™ water mist extinguishing systems combine the best of two worlds: the advantages of a sprinkler system with the benefits of high-pressure water mist technology. The system, which is based on low-pressure water mist technology, offers efficient building protection for certain risks in accordance with VdS CEA 4001 and VdS 3188. Highly Efficient And Easy To Retrofit The structure and function of EconAqua™ systems correspond to those of a classic sprinkler system. However, up to 85 % of water can be saved compared to sprinkler systems. Until now, this has only been possible with high-pressure water mist systems, which usually work with operating pressures of between 100 and 140 bar (1,450 – 2,030 psi). Quick response fine spray sprinklers are installed in the areas to be protected. In the event of a fire, only the sprinklers that are in the immediate vicinity of the seat of the fire open. The pressure drop in the pipe activates the water supply and the water is finely sprayed via the open EconAqua™ sprinklers. The system can be designed as a dry or wet system. This means it can also be used in frost-prone or high-temperature areas. The Advantages Speak For Themselves In comparison to classic sprinkler systems, up to 85% less water can be used. This significantly reduces water damages after activation. The water supply, power units, and pipe diameters can generally be dimensioned much more compactly, which leads to space and cost savings and simplifies retrofitting. In addition, the protected area of EconAqua™ sprinklers is significantly larger than that of classic sprinkler systems, at up to 16 m². Compared to high-pressure fine spray extinguishing systems, EconAqua™ systems offer higher operational safety, as the fine spray sprinklers in the low-pressure range have significantly larger outlet diameters than in the high-pressure range. This virtually excludes the risk of clogging due to contamination. It also reduces maintenance efforts. Minimum Investment EconAquaTM systems do not require expensive power units needed in high-pressure fine spray extinguishing systems Investment costs can also be decreased. EconAquaTM systems do not require expensive power units, which are needed in high-pressure fine spray extinguishing systems to provide the water at high pressure and to compensate for the small outlet diameters. The material requirements for pipes, connectors, and special components are also lower and thus more cost-effective because they do not have to be made of stainless steel. There are no special requirements for water quality, which means that fire-fighters can feed the system with water from their truck. Areas Of Application Public, office, and administrative buildings Libraries and Archives Railway stations Banks IT rooms Hotels and restaurants Churches Hospitals and nursing homes Car parks/underground garages Schools and universities Prisons Educational institutions Hostels and apartment buildings Rosenbauer is a VdS certified installer of EconAqua™ systems. By installing this system, clients can meet regulatory requirements and obtain premium discounts for fire insurance.
The software can no longer be ignored when it comes to modern fire stations. Whether for plant protection, inspection work, maintenance, or in the event of an emergency. However, digital solutions can only simplify daily work and help keep everything at a glance through an integrated approach. First of all: Yes, in the future one will still fight fires with water, but will no longer use stirrup pumps to extinguish flames but instead drive CAN-Bus controlled vehicles. Digitalization is on the rise and will not stop short of emergency crews. Going forward, the most important thing is to not become overly attached to a flood of different software, tools, and gadgets. A deliberate examination of the main issues is already laying the groundwork. Rosenbauer has been dealing with digitalization for over 15 years. With their own development team, they focus work on creating networked and integrated solutions. The result is the RDS Connected portfolio, which is specially tailored to the tasks of firefighters and emergency crews. This aims to simplify day-to-day tasks in the field, preparation, and follow-up, as well as the monitoring and maintenance of the vehicle fleet and equipment. In connection with the vehicles and the equipment, they are already very close to this goal. The dawn of the digital fire station RDS Connected Fleet provides real-time information on the status of the operational fleet Taking the RDS Connected Fleet solution as an example: Which vehicles are ready for operation, and where are they located? How much operating and extinguishing agent, such as fuel, water, foam, etc., is on board? Which maintenance tasks have already been completed? RDS Connected Fleet provides answers to these questions and is therefore the starting point for the digital fire station. Day-to-day tasks are simplified and clearly presented. RDS Connected Fleet not only provides real-time information on the status of the operational fleet but also logs vehicle-related data, including error messages for post-operational work. Fire services thus have a complete overview of their vehicle fleet and the associated equipment – live and always available. Those who know more make better decisions Expanding with the checklist module, daily shift handovers, visual inspections of fire extinguishers and regular checks can be resolved intelligently and digitally. In this way, those on duty are kept informed about upcoming work, and those responsible are automatically notified if the work has not been completed or if discrepancies are found. The same applies to Rosenbauer operations management: with EMEREC, all relevant information is available directly at the scene of the emergency – from the display of alert data and navigation to the site, to the provision of decision-relevant information (fire protection plans, hazardous material data, checklists, and vehicle rescue cards). All this data can be shared with other emergency crews in real-time. The result is a uniform command and situational overview for all crews involved, right up to the command center. Integration of alarms and security systems Combining this with all relevant information from the emergency crews, vehicles, and robots, Rosenbauer created an optimal overview for the operations manager, which helps them to make the right decisions quickly. Intelligent alarms and the integration of security systems make it easier to meet target intervention times and save crucial minutes when there is a real problem. One can save valuable minutes when it matters, not just by integrating different trades. Because those who know more make better decisions. Often, however, there is not much time for analysis. This is especially true for emergency response organizations. The use of drones makes it possible to obtain the necessary information more quickly: the flying sensors enable the rapid surveying of locations, location of hotspots, detection of hazardous substances, and more effective tracking down of missing persons. This means a big step forward in increasing situational understanding, as well as in safety and cost-efficiency. However, drones aren’t just for saving valuable time in an emergency. They can also significantly reduce the time and costs involved in in-house maintenance and assessments. This makes their utilization doubly profitable for a company. Software Integration Enables better decisions on the efficient and safe use of resources All of this happens fully integrated with the software. All data is fed in and is therefore available to the shot callers of the operation. This visual (and, depending on the sensor, also thermal) information can be used while on the move and displayed and processed in the command center. This enables better decisions on the efficient and safe use of resources (personnel, vehicles, and equipment). In the not too distant future, we will conduct missions in a completely different way. It will be possible to deploy a self-powered drone to the scene of the emergency, which will transmit a precise 3D image back to the vehicles. Stationary fire protection systems will supply us with live data and videos. Redesigning Vehicles Vehicles will be redesigned, with the interior being ergonomically laid out, to more resemble a meeting room. In the near future, we will benefit from optimal communication, and all vehicles will receive the same information in real-time. Everyone will receive instructions before arriving on the scene of the emergency and will know exactly what to do upon arrival. The dispatcher can start planning the approach straight away; the operational manager, who will be thoroughly trained to deal with the scenario as a result of many simulations, can focus on the critical aspects in the initial phase. At the same time, the operational leaders will stay connected and updated by means of displays in their helmets. Decisions are made and communicated clearly and transparently. After an operation, the vehicles automatically forward the load status and consumption statistics to the workshop. Reports and accounts are generated automatically, and the consumables used are prepared for replenishment. This might seem like a far-fetched dream. But if we take a closer look, it becomes quite clear that these are not just pipe dreams. Conclusion In conclusion, it should be noted that emergency services should pay attention to developments related to the Internet of Things, the Smart Home, and also to innovations adopted by the conservative banking sector. The real networking of all necessary components – combined into a single system – will be the solution. The only solution that truly supports you in your work and during operations without making matters too complex.
Rosenbauer launches the HEROS H30, a new protective helmet for fire departments. The 3/4 helmet offers maximum safety with minimum weight. It meets the highest protection levels of EN 443 for inside fire attacks and, at approx. 1,235 grams (without attachments), weighs significantly less than comparable type A helmets. Especially during longer periods of use, every gram that does not put additional weight on the wearer's head matters.The new helmet has the same technical features as the performance full-face helmet HEROS Titan, including adjustment for perfect fit, equipment with mask-helmet combination, helmet radio, helmet lamp, and forward-looking infrared camera. Hearability with the helmet is even slightly better due to the different lateral contour. In addition, the HEROS H30 is the first type A helmet with a position light integrated into the helmet shell, which increases the visibility of the emergency crews in situations without any external lighting. An RFID chip is also integrated into the helmet, which can be used to keep a logbook (storage, washing service, repair). EROS H30 The new position light ensures that HEROS H30 wearers can be seen from the first minute of deployment, not just after the deployment lighting has been installed. It is simply clipped into the holder provided above the rotary knob and powered by a standard 3A battery. It lights up red to the rear when switched on and can be switched to continuous or flashing light at the push of a button. Every HEROS H30 can also be retrofitted with this lighting fixture. Protective design Two high-quality visors are available for the HEROS H30, a large face protector, and an elegant eye protector The elegant integration of the position light in the rear helmet structure demonstrates how protection and design come together in the HEROS H30 to form a sophisticated package. This also applies to the helmet shell made of high-performance material, whose stiffening corrugations not only ensure high stability, but also provide it with a very dynamic look. The helmet protects against prolonged heat radiation and effectively withstands impacts and sharp objects even at a helmet temperature of 300 °C. Even with brief (10 seconds) full flame impingement at 1,000 °C, the protective function remains fully intact. It also provides insulation against electrical hazards and arc faults (Gt29) and is resistant to chemicals. A highly efficient, heat-resistant damping insert minimizes impact energy, and the integrated edge protection protects the helmet edge against damage.Two high-quality visors are available for the HEROS H30, a large face protector, and an elegant eye protector. Both comply with EN 14458 and are designed in the highest optical class 1, which offers not only appropriate protection but also visual support. The transparent face shield is included in the standard scope of delivery, the eye protector (transparent or tinted) is available optionally. Perfect fit Every head is different, so the HEROS H30 offers numerous adjustment options for the perfect fit for head sizes 49 to 67 and above if needed. The wearing height can be varied, the headband adjusted to the head circumference, and the chin strap can be adjusted without tools and in just a few steps. The width adjustment (contact pressure) is made via the external rotary knob on the rear side of the helmet, a proven feature of HEROS helmets. HEROS H30 provides so much space under the helmet shell that the two visors can be swiveled inwardThe balance on the head can be adjusted by aligning the helmet's center of gravity precisely with the body's longitudinal axis. And the distance to the visors, important for eyeglass wearers, can also be selected individually. At the same time, the ingenious arrangement of the interior fittings of the HEROS H30 provides so much space under the helmet shell that the two visors can be swiveled inward and, if necessary, even hearing protection can be worn during deployment. Ideal fleet solution The interior fittings of the HEROS H30 consists of only about ten parts, which are easy to maintain, quick to change, and easy to clean. The helmet can be washed at 60 °C in any standard industrial washing machine. Furthermore, many components, such as the headband and the textiles of the interior fittings, the front panel, the lamp holder and the helmet lamp as well as the rotary knob for the width adjustment are identical to the HEROS Titan. The components can be interchanged and reused on a 1:1 basis, allowing spare parts management to be optimized and a pool solution to be implemented in terms of deployment hygiene.With the HEROS H30 3/4 helmet, Rosenbauer is setting a new standard for type A helmets. It can be ordered now, and the first helmets will be delivered from the end of August.