Colombia’s fire sprinkler association has released a summary report on an international conference it organized only a year following its formation. Officially founded in July of 2015, ANRACI-Colombia hosted a highly successful international conference on July 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Colombian Society of Engineers, focusing on the present and future of fire protection in Colombia. The conference featured an impressive roster of speakers from both within and outside Colombia, including representatives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), FM Approvals, and AMRACI, the fire sprinkler association of Mexico. There were about 250 attendees, including representatives of the engineering community, the fire service, universities, and government, including Colombia’s National Fire Service Director.
The summary report can be found here:
One of the keynote presentations was by Eng. José Joaquín Alvarez Enciso, Chairman of the Committee on Structures and Building Construction of the Colombian Society of Engineers, who discussed the present Colombian standards for fire protection of buildings, and potential areas of improvement. The IFSA was represented by Javier Leon of the Lubrizol company, who presented a congratulatory statement on behalf of the International Fire Sprinkler Association.