SINGAPORE—FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, and the Indonesian Fire & Rescue Foundation (IFRF) have announced a partnership agreement that aims to improve property protection and resilience against fire events in Indonesia.
Under the agreement, the result of a long-term relationship between FM Global and IFRF, FM Global will translate its fire- and sprinkler-related Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets into Bahasa Indonesia for distribution by the IFRF across Indonesia’s national fire services network. The data sheets include the company’s property loss prevention engineering guidelines.
The initiative gives Indonesian fire professionals access to FM Global’s extensive knowledge of fire-based loss prevention that includes unique solutions to prevent, control and mitigate property losses through the application of sprinkler systems.
The data sheets support the work of FM Global’s International Codes and Standards Group that engages with building and fire code organizations around the world to elevate the quality of fire codes and standards to help properties promote resilience.
Indonesia ranks 101 out of 130 countries and territories for ‘fire risk quality’ in FM Global’s 2019 Resilience Index, which annually measures the resilience of countries’ business environments.
The IFRF is arranging accreditation and certification for the national training body for fire and life safety management for Fire Safety Managers. It is also responsible for training, international certification and standards adoption in cooperation with the Indonesia Fire Services Association, which represents 582 fire chiefs and their respective fire services with approximately 36,000 members.
“At FM Global, we believe it is important to share our knowledge with the fire and rescue community in Indonesia at a time when our commitment to the region has never been stronger and when the need for business resilience has never been greater,” said David Johnson, head of FM Global’s Asia operations.
“With its reach and expertise and its shared commitment to preventing business losses caused by fire in Indonesia, the IFRF is the perfect partner for FM Global,” he added.
“We have reached a milestone,” said Peter Placidus Petrus, chairman and CEO of the IFRF. “Looking ahead, FM Global’s Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets will also be proposed in a consensus hearing for adoption as a national standard by Standar Nasional Indonesia (SNI) through the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia (Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN)). We believe that implementing FM Global’s data sheets will be the best solution for property protection and fire resilience in Indonesia,” he added.
About FM Global
Established nearly 200 years ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.
About the Indonesian Fire & Rescue Foundation
The Indonesian Fire & Rescue Foundation was formed by members of the Indonesian Fire Services Association with a mission to enhance and upgrade the human resources of the fire and rescue services in the field of translation of fire and rescue-related codes, standards, handbooks, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, education, training and benchmarking specifically with overseas fire and rescue organizations and institutions.