PRESS RELEASES

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is the First Manufacturer Approved to Factory Mutual Standard 5970 – Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems.

Published on September 21, 2017

Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that AFEX dry chemical, liquid agent, and dual agent fire suppression systems were awarded FM 5970 Approval on September 21, 2017. FM Approval Standard 5970 – Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems, was developed over the course of four years, and represents a collaborative… Read more

Visit AFEX at WasteExpo 2017

Published on May 8, 2017

Where do… … waste and recycling leaders find inspiration? … the best minds in the industry look for innovation? … experts in the business turn for guidance? WasteExpo of course!   Visit AFEX Fire Suppression Systems and our distributors, ASFE Fleet Solutions (booth 4114) and FQS Bear Equipment (booth 4077), to learn more about our… Read more

Thank You for Visiting AFEX at MINExpo 2016

Published on October 5, 2016

MINExpo 2016 was hosted September 26-28, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. With a focus on solutions for the mining industry, attendees learned about new technologies including autonomous vehicles, remote controlled operation, drones, and of course, fire suppression. Well attended by industry experts, leaders, and managers, MINExpo remains the premier conference for mining industry professionals. In… Read more

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Now Factory Installed on John Deere Wheeled Feller Bunchers and Skidders

Published on July 21, 2016

Raleigh, NC – As of July 21, 2016 AFEX systems are available as a factory-installed option on John Deere tracked feller bunchers, wheeled feller bunchers, and skidders. Simply choose the appropriate option code at the time of purchase to ensure your machine will be delivered with a factory approved fire protection system. The cost of… Read more

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Used in Army Corps of Engineers Special Project

Published on March 15, 2016

In a notable first for Caterpillar Forest Products, three remote-controlled 521B feller bunchers were used to successfully clear a gunnery range, littered with unexploded bombs and other military ordnance, inside of Fort Bragg, NC. The machines, sourced through a partnership with Milton CAT and custom outfitted with a remote control system designed by Applied Research… Read more

Coal Age Features AFEX In Its Operating Ideas Section

Published on December 16, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – In conjunction with AFEX, Coal Age Magazine has published an article entitled “Combining the Benefits of Dry and Liquid Agents for a Better Fire Suppression System” in its November issue. The article provides an overview of the differences between a dual agent system and a liquid-only system. Some of the particulars covered… Read more

AFEX System Profiled in Mining Industry Trade Magazine

Published on December 11, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – In conjunction with AFEX, the Canadian Mining Journal has published a Special Report entitled “COMBATING MACHINE FIRES: What To Look For In A Fire Suppression System” in its December issue. As Canada’s first mining publication, the magazine provides information on mining and exploration trends, technologies, mining operations, corporate developments and industry events…. Read more

AFEX Is Exhibiting At The 31st International Mining Convention in Acapulco

Published on September 25, 2015

AFEX will be in Booth 041 along with our distribution partner Resisa. On display will be a demonstration model of a dual agent system, showcasing the rugged and robust components which have made AFEX the leading manufacturer of fire suppression systems throughout the Americas. The 31st International Mining Convention is organized by the Asociación de… Read more

AFEX Gets Specific About Fire Suppression Options and Advantages at Bluefield Coal Show

Published on September 24, 2015

Raleigh, NC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Bluefield Coal Show organizers invited Brad Lamberton, Director of Business development for AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, to present the options and advantages of vehicle fire suppression at their 2015 event. Among those in attendance at the talk was Mr. John Burkhart, Sales & Marketing Manager for Carroll Engineering Co.,… Read more