FIA Approved Fire Extinguishers
Here at FEV, we stock a wide range of FIA-approved hand held 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.