Intersec Dubai 2012 – highlights

Published:  13 February, 2012

19,591 trade visitors made their way to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 2012 edition of Intersec – an 18% per cent increase than at the previous event in 2011.

There was also an increase of 101 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and innovations meaning the fair featured a total of 909 exhibitors from 52 countries – a near 15% increase on the 2011 edition.

Trade visitors from 106 countries visited the fair, with the top five visitor countries outside the U.A.E. confirmed as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Kuwait and Pakistan. The top five exhibiting countries were UAE, China, United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.

Fire & Rescue magazine and Industrial Fire Journal are regular exhibitors at the trade show – here are some of our highlights for 2012.

Steve Im of FPG Korea (above) was showcasing the world’s first panel frame-type fire extinguisher. This wall-mounted extinguisher has the remarkable capability of carrying advertising on it – or in-house branding for large corporations. As well as being suitable for class A and B fires, it has a discharge time of 57 seconds at constant discharge pressure and – crucially – it is environmentally friendly. Other characteristics include usability in harsh environments (-23C to 40C), low corrosion rate, and no ozone-depleting substances. The extinguisher has received various innovation awards and certification in Korea, as has its manufacturer – including certification by the Korea Fire Industry Technology Institute as the world’s first panel frame-type fire extinguisher.


Also running alongside Intersec is a growing number of fringe events and features. The 2012 exhibition featured the 3rd edition of the UAE International FireFit Championships which saw countries from the GCC, Europe and Canada compete in a range of tasks simulating real to life fire rescue experiences.

The outdoor demonstration area which has become an integral feature of Intersec each year included a range of tactical rescue and close combat operations by FireKraft of Austria as well as interactive scenarios by various exhibitors including Red Helix, Axxon with Chubbsafes and Flir. 


Also on show was the impressive HEROPipe, the only high-rise master stream system that enables firefighters to carry out an exterior attack at any floor level.

You can read all about it here.

You can see a live burn test by the Chicago Fire Department here:

The next Intersec in Dubai will take place from 15 to 17 January 2013 – we look forward to seeing you there next year!



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