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1 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 The devastating potential of familiar products Fireworks in ISO containers The unseen hazard Jeff Marwood Hazardous Materials Specialist - J.Marwood1

2 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Aims To give delegates an awareness of:-  Special hazards of explosive materials in ISO containers  Revised operational guidance for explosive incidents - J.Marwood2

3 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Significant Incidents  Enschede, Netherlands, 2000  4 Fire-fighters killed  Kolding, Denmark, 2004  1 Fire-fighter killed  East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2006  2 Fire-fighters killed - J.Marwood3

4 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Fireworks and ISO containers - J.Marwood4

5 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Professional fireworks and pyrotechnics - J.Marwood5

6 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Shock rocket and cement block - J.Marwood6  Used as an improvised incendiary device, (IED), in city centres

7 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Enschede J.Marwood7 Fire in a fireworks factory ISO containers 22 people killed 4 Fire-fighters killed 947 people injured

8 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Enschede J.Marwood8

9 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 CHAF tests for classification of fireworks - J.Marwood9

10 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Fireworks and ISO containers Operational Key Principle Explosive hazards UN classifications are based on the behaviour of the explosive when burnt in their packaging in the open air on a test crib. The same explosive may behave very differently when encountered in ISO containers or when confined by buildings. Operational Key Principle Explosive hazards UN classifications are based on the behaviour of the explosive when burnt in their packaging in the open air on a test crib. The same explosive may behave very differently when encountered in ISO containers or when confined by buildings. - J.Marwood10

11 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Kolding J.Marwood11 Fire in a fireworks factory ISO containers 1 Fire-fighter killed 76 people injured

12 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Kolding J.Marwood12

13 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March J.Marwood13 Kolding 2004

14 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Cause of explosion - J.Marwood14  Shock rocket  Dropped during unloading  Faulty rocket motor  Rocket activated  Set fire to fireworks in ISO container  ISO container increased confinement of explosive material and changed the behaviour of 1.3 pyrotechnics in to a 1.1 mass explosion hazard

15 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 East Sussex, England, 2006 Fire in a fireworks factory 20 tonnes of fireworks ISO container 2 Fire-fighters killed - J.Marwood15

16 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 East Sussex, England, J.Marwood16

17 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 East Sussex, England, J.Marwood17

18 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Revised operational guidance Operational Key Principle Fires that have spread to buildings or areas holding 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives must not be fought If there is any doubt about whether explosives are involved in fire, the fire should not be fought and all personnel should withdraw to a safe distance Operational Key Principle Fires that have spread to buildings or areas holding 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives must not be fought If there is any doubt about whether explosives are involved in fire, the fire should not be fought and all personnel should withdraw to a safe distance Fire-fighter safety is paramount - J.Marwood18

19 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Any questions? - J.Marwood19 The devastating potential of familiar products Fireworks in ISO containers The unseen hazard Jeff Marwood Hazardous Materials Specialist


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