FIA Fire Safety Regulations
FIA Approved Fire Extinguishers
Here at FEV, we stock a wide range of FIA-approved fire extinguishers including handheld fire extinguishers and plumbed-in fire suppression systems. Each of the products we offer are homologated to industry standards and are used in many different levels of motorsport.
The FIA – the global body which governs motorsport – is different to the MSUK, which is only relevant within the United Kingdom. However, our fire extinguishers adhere to the regulations of both these organisations, fully homologated by both the FIA and the MSUK.
As you might expect, these bodies set very high standards when it comes to motorsport safety and fire has always been one of the key considerations.
Therefore, preventing a fire in or around a racing car is a key aspect to these safety regulations and, as such, you can feel rest assured that our products are designed and approved to keep drivers as safe as possible. Plumbed-in fire suppression systems are primarily designed to allow the driver more time to exit the vehicle in a safe manner.
What is homologation
Homologation essentially refers to a product tested and approved by a governing body which, in this case, is the FIA
Put simply, the fact that each of our products are homologated means that the FIA agree with the design of our fire extinguisher systems and believe that our testing processes meet the industry standard required.
This means that the products we manufacture meet the fire safety guidelines of international motorsport, with the intention of keeping drivers and pit crew as safe as possible.
The Importance of FIA Approval
When planning any kind of international motor racing, it’s imperative to consider FIA approval rather than simply the regulations of your home country.
Therefore, by installing an FIA-approved fire extinguisher, this will enable you to race across the globe without any fear of any scrutineer finding a problem.
Even if you are planning on only racing in your home country, fire safety is absolutely critical within motorsport, so it’s vital to make sure you have the best systems available in your car.
To find out more about how the FIA fire safety regulations affect you, or if you would like any advice on which FIA fire extinguisher is right for you, please get in touch with our team today. As motorsport fire safety experts, we will be able to help you to decide the system that’s best suited to you, your car, and your level of motorsport experience.
- What is the FIA?
- What are FIA-approved fire extinguishers used for?
- How much does an FIA-approved fire extinguisher cost?
What is the FIA?
FIA stands for Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile and it is an association which has been established since the turn of the 20th century to ‘represent the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users’.
What are FIA-approved fire extinguishers used for?
Regardless of your level of motorsport experience, FIA-approved fire extinguishers are solely designed to keep drivers as safe as possible in the event of a fire.
How much does an FIA-approved fire extinguisher cost?
This is a difficult question to answer as it really depends on a number of factors, such as the type of vehicle you drive, the type of system required and the installation costs. However, if you know the regulations that you are required to adhere to you can now select your desired system from our new E-commerce shop, we have a wide range of FIA Approved plumbed-in extinguishers with price ranges from £276.77 exc.VAT to £1,965.82 exc.VAT. If you are not sure on the system you require to meet regulations do not hesitate to contact our team they will always be happy to assist in making the right choice.
For more information on any of FEV’s fire safety systems, please feel free to get in touch. Whatever your requirements for a car fire extinguisher, we would be delighted to discuss and advise you on the best solution available for your specification and budget.