The Union of Passive Fire Protection Professionals (GTFI, French Technical Group against Fire) elected its new Bureau in early December. Gaetan Fouilhoux was reappointed to the Presidency. Its first mandate was marked in particular by the holding of the First National Assizes of Passive Fire Protection and by the strong contribution of the GTFI to regulatory and normative developments in the field of fire.
For this new exercise, he will be surrounded by Jean-Baptiste Aurel (Woodenha), 1st Vice-President, Sylvie Charbonnier (Isover-Saint-Gobain) and Fabrice Chauvin (Odice), Vice-presidents.
Xavier Schmitt (ACH) becomes Treasurer and Pascal Brocault (Serpib) Assistant Treasurer. Hervé Van Oost (FIBEX) completes the office team as Secretary.
The General Secretariat is provided by Anne Vinit.
Gaëtan Fouilhoux is responsible for Institutional Relations at Rockwool France, a leader in stone wool insulation materials and systems. In the building sector for 25 years, he notably headed the Technical and Professional Affairs Service of the Confederation of Crafts and Small Building Companies (CAPEB).
Chairman of GTFI since 2017, he is also Secretary General of the Noise Information Center
Skills for fire safety
The French Technical Group against Fire, a professional union created in 1948, brings together all the players in passive fire protection in the fields of construction, development and transport. It is open to all stakeholders who manufacture, market and install products and materials improving classification in reaction and fire resistance.
The aim of the GTFI is to:
► Federate professionals in passive fire protection to enhance their techniques and prepare the future of the profession,
► Defend the collective interests of the professions it brings together and represent them if necessary,
► Foster good practices and compliance with regulations,
► Inform and inform members and all those involved in the passive fire protection act,
► Contribute to the development of passive fire protection techniques,
► Participate with public authorities in the evolution of fire safety regulations regarding fire behavior.