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Promotion of Fire Industry

Research & Development

Research & Development info

KFI has been supporting quality improvement of fire-fighting equipments and production of the industry by providing the industry with up-to-the-minute technical information and research reports and establishing and modifying the laws and regulations related with product certification.

Provide Technical Information

KFI is contributing to the improvement of fire-fighting equipments by gathering and analyzing new technical information and providing the industry with the information.

Survey Resaerch

Utilizing our expertise and latest equipments, we are testing, analyzing and developing fire-fighting equipments to support the industry with knowhow and technologies. We are stream-lining the certification procedures, and developing countermeasure-technologies against new products and technologies of overseas competitors.

Fire Industry Technology Award

This program is designed to disclose the organizations and persons contributed to the development of fire-fighting technologies and industry to encourage and promote development of new technologies.

Management of the Organizations Specialized in Standardization

Management of the Organizations Specialized in Standardization info

This program is designed to promote fire-fighting industry and enhance international competitive power by managing the organization specialized in the standardization of fire-fighting industry, the only one in Korea.

Purpose

Efficient development of the technologies, human resource, quality improvement and standardization in fire-fighting industry.

Objects
  • Fire-fighting equipments: Article 2, Attached Table, Enforcement Decree of Fire-Fighting Industry Promotion Act.
  • Technology: technical standard, testing and inspection method and procedures by equipment.
  • Human resource: training & education program for the human resources in fire-fighting industry.
Concept of Standardization
  • Standardization is to set up a reasonable standard for things, concepts, methods or procedures so that most of people can follow the standard.
  • Standardization can improve and maintain the uniformity of quality and technologies, productivity, save cost, and promote international trade with synergy effect.
Scope of Program
  • Establishment, amendment, abolition, and distribution of the standards of fire-fighting equipments.
  • Search, research and development of the domestic and international standards of fire-fighting equipments.
  • Other standardization duties related with fire-fighting equipments.
Scope of Program
Scope of Program info
Classification Performance of 2010
Fire-fighting Equipments Development & amendment of the certification rules and technical standard
Published Fire-fighting Equipment Handbook
Fire-fighting Technology Activities related with ISO (International Standard Organization)
Measures to increase mutual exchanges
Activities for mutual certification with international test institutes (UL, FM)
Operation of KOLAS authorized organization
Operation of AFIS
R&D activities for fire-fighting industry technology
Fire-fighting
human resources
Technical (Professional) Firefighting Education

Demand Survey of Fire Industry and
Operation of
Disclosure-Specialized Organization

This program is designed to survey and publicize the demand and investment management plan for fire-fighting equipments through the operation of the only Demand Survey of Fire Industry and Operation of Disclosure-Specialized Organization in Korea to promote and support business operations and plan-based production of fire-fighting industry.

Purpose

To survey the demand and investment management plan for fire-fighting equipments of the central and local governments and public organizations, to promote and support business operations and plan-based production of fire-fighting industry.

Scope of Program
  • Survey the demand and budged plan of the governmental and public organizations.
  • Provide the information through the Internet website.
  • Publicize the demand forecast for fire-fighting industry, hold conferences.

International Activity

In order to respond to the global trend and improve international competitive power of local industry, KFI's activities are focused on ISO activities, technical cooperation with foreign testing institutes, and duties of an authorized national test institute.

Provide Technical Information

As the managing organization of Korean Fire-fighting Industry Committee, KFI is participating in the development of international standards and internationalization of domestic technologies.
※ Organized and operating experts committees (ISO/TC21) and 5 subcommittees (ISO/TC21/SC2, SC3, SC5, SC6, SC8)

Technical Cooperation and Exchange with Foreign Test Institutes

KFI is helping the fire-fighting industry to save time and money by providing the industry with certification test service, on the basis of the Agreement for Technical Cooperation and Follow-up Management (Factory Audit) with FMRC and mutual agency agreement with UL. KFI will sign more agreements to develop the fire-fighting industry of Korea.

  • Aug. 1995: signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with FMRC
  • Jun. 1998: signed a Follow-up (Factory Audit) Agreement with FMRC
  • Feb. 1999: signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with China National Fire-fighting Products Quality Test Center
  • Jun. 2003: Signed an agreement with UL (USA) for mutual testing agency
  • Jun. 2004: signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with Shanghai Fire-fighting Research Institute, China
  • Oct. 2004: signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with BRE