AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Annual Training School A Tremendous Success

Raleigh, NC, USA, April 27, 2015 - Visitors from around the world received two days of intensive training on the AFEX product line and the state of the fire suppression industry recently. The annual event, held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, NC, had outstanding participation, which included a night out to the Durham Bulls ballpark for participants to take in a game while fostering relationships.

Combination of Hands-On and Classroom Instruction

A broad range of topics ranging from various system applications, to correct system configuration, to appropriate system sizing, was covered by presenters at the School. Among the specifics discussed were the continuing emergence of dual agent systems, which use both dry chemical and liquid suppression agents together, and the importance and value of third-party certifications. Training sessions included extensive hands-on exercises with the telematics-compatible AFEX Control Unit, as well as a review of a number of industry technology trends, such as Tier 4 engines and autonomous vehicles.

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Fire Detection Units for Automatic Fire Suppression Systems

AFEX Introduces a New State-of-the-Art Control Unit

Raleigh, NC, USA, April 15, 2014 - AFEX fire suppression systems are designed and purpose-built to protect heavy off-road equipment from the threat of fire. At the heart of these critical safety attachments is the AFEX Control Unit, which combines the latest in micro-processor technology with the company’s signature durability, resulting in the ultimate fire suppression system control and performance.

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AFEX Fire Suppression System Makes Television Appearance

Raleigh, NC, USA, March 14, 2014 - AFEX is pleased to announce that its purpose-built fire suppression system appears on the new History Channel television network series, Rise Of The Machines. The "Mega Truck" episode, which aired on March 11, 2014 on the H2 channel, provides an overview of the Barrick Gold Corporation owned and operated Cortez mine. Focusing on the Liebherr T284, one of the world's largest capacity haul trucks, the show uses impressive computer-generated graphics to illustrate some of the advanced onboard technologies, including how an AFEX fire suppression system works to protect the operator and the massive piece of equipment.

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AFEX Releases Integrated Suppression Systems with Caterpillar, Inc.

Caterpillar Inc. and AFEX are pleased to announce that AFEX Fire Suppression Systems are now available as fully integrated and endorsed solutions for fire protection on CAT® Small Wheel Loaders. These systems, which can be installed on the K series small wheel loaders prior to shipping to the dealer, provide a reliable means to protect the machines from fire in the most at risk environments. The system is targeted towards customers in forestry, landfill, mill yards, transfer stations, and steel and slag industries.


For over 45 years, AFEX has been designing and manufacturing fire suppression systems for off-road heavy equipment. Every component of the AFEX fire suppression system has been designed to be rugged and reliable, reducing ongoing maintenance costs and ensuring that the vehicle is properly protected at all times. The system is active 24/7, automatically monitoring for fires, even when the machine is unattended. In the event a fire is detected, the AFEX system automatically discharges, providing the rapid response required for limiting damage to the machine. The system can also be manually actuated by the operator from within the cab or from the ground level.

The AFEX Fire Suppression System can be found on the Cat Small Wheel Loaders price list. For more information, please contact AFEX directly at 1-800-231-3436.