Ground Support Equipment

Airplane and ground support vehicles

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection Systems for Ground Support Equipment

Dafo Vehicle is your trusted source for advanced fire protection solutions for Ground Support Equipment (GSE). Our innovative systems are designed to safeguard your valuable assets and ensure the safety and efficiency of your ground operations.

Over the past fifteen years, airports, strips, fields, and heliports have grown from around 10,000 to over 40,000 worldwide. With more than 100,000 daily arrivals worldwide, a fire involving GSE (ground support equipment) can disrupt airport operations, emphasizing the need for effective fire protection.

Industry Expertise

With over a century of experience in fire safety, Dafo Vehicle is a leader in fire suppression technology. Our solutions are specifically engineered to meet the unique demands of ground support equipment, providing robust protection for your machinery and personnel.


Dafo Vehicle fire suppression system installed on a avation fueling truck

Customized Solutions

We understand that every ground support operation has unique needs. If the complex organization of people and vehicles handling the ground service does not work, no aircraft will take off on time. 

Our fire protection systems are tailored to fit your equipment's requirements, ensuring precise and effective coverage that minimizes risk and maximizes safety.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our systems are at the forefront of fire detection and suppression technology. Equipped with highly sensitive sensors, they swiftly detect fires at their earliest stages and deploy suppression agents promptly, ensuring rapid response and preventing extensive damage, thus maintaining operational continuity.

A fire in a GSE (ground support equipment) vehicle can lead to catastrophic outcomes, endangering both the aircraft and its passengers. Even a minor fire can result in significant downtime, disrupting day-to-day operations and incurring substantial costs.

Why choose a Dafo Vehicle Fire Suppression sytem?

As governments worldwide demand the aviation industry to reduce its carbon footprint and overall environmental impact, many organisations are turning to electricity as an alternative fuel source for all ground support equipment and machinery. This, however, brings about new fire risks, which can have significant and costly consequences if not appropriately addressed.

Risk factors include the age of equipment and the demanding nature of its heavy use. Equipment and vehicles with fuel-based engines can run for long periods, creating a scorching environment. The fluids used to keep the vehicle running are incredibly flammable and can cause a fire if they come in contact with hot surfaces.

Automatic fire suppression systems are designed to protect the GSE (ground support equipment) and keep crews and passengers safe. 

Correctly designed and installed, a Fire Suppression System from Dafo Vehicle is a fast and effective way of providing protection whilst adhering to worldwide standards and regulations.

Dafo Vehicle fire suppression system
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Ensure Unmatched Safety with Hexa+

Hexa+ from Dafo Vehicle offers a dependable and all-inclusive vehicle fire protection solution, meticulously customized to meet your specific needs. Our comprehensive service includes every aspect of fire protection, from risk analysis and system design to delivery, training, installation, and extensive after-sales support. With over a century of expertise, Hexa+ is the preferred choice for Dafo Vehicle customers worldwide, ensuring adherence to both national and international safety standards.

How the system works

The Dafo fire suppression system consists of four integrated elements; DetectionAlarmSuppression and Control, which work together in a coordinated, fast and efficient way to suppress fires. The detection system consists of a linear heat detector wire. It has a fixed temperature sensor with an alarm signal triggered when the activation temperature of 180°C is reached. This signal punctures the burst disc of the propellant gas cartridge, which releases nitrogen into the agent container.


The Forrex liquid is distributed to the nozzles through the pipe system. At the same time, the alarm system is activated, and an alarm horn in the vehicle and a light signal in the panel will warn the driver. The liquid agent will push away the oxygen, cool down the overheated engine parts, impregnate the burning material, stick to surfaces and effectively prevent re-ignition. The Forrex is non-corrosive and environmentally friendly. 


The control unit has a Real-time Clock and Event Log that allow access to historical data, allowing analysis of previous events.


SV K System With CV 01 And Alarm Panel 2
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Compliance and Reliability

Is the fire protection system you are using approved? Dafo Vehicle’s fire protection solutions adhere to stringent industry standards and regulations. We ensure that your ground support equipment meets all necessary safety requirements, providing peace of mind and operational confidence.

Although aviation is one of the most heavily regulated forms of transportation in the world, with high safety requirements, most of these regulations apply to aircraft but not to ground support vehicles that make the logistics possible.

Get in touch

Ready to enhance the safety of your ground support operations? Contact Dafo Vehicle today to learn more about our fire protection solutions and how we can customize a system to meet your specific needs.

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