Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue - Hemming Group Ltd
Fireblast expands into the European fire training market
Published:  21 January, 2014

Fireblast Global, a supplier of fire training simulators, has announced the appointment Jörg Winkler, to the role of Sales Director, Europe.

Jörg started his career in the Fire Services Industry in 1993 as Sales Manager for Hose and Chemical Protective Clothing maintenance systems. In 2001, he began employment in the Fire Training Industry as European Sales Manager for Krantz TKT.

In his most recent role in the industry, he led a Global Sales team with multiple offices and was responsible for a wide variety of world-class, International projects.

Having received awards for sales excellence and growth initiatives, accompanied by glowing customer testimonials, Jörg continues to demonstrate a win-win commercial and technical approach.

Jörg played the lead role in the development, sales and implementation of world-class fire training facilities such as the training centers in Berlin, Munich, Paris, Marseille, Amsterdam, Zurich, Rome, Moscow as well as Regional and National Fire Academies in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, as well as notable training facilities in Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia. He also was part of the development team for the unique Tunnel training facilities in Switzerland.

In 1996, he became member of the DIN Standard Organization and has served on the working group actively since that time, including supporting a number of new and revised DIN Standards for the Fire Service. Beside this Jörg is also an active member of the CTIF Training & Education Group as well as the ARFF Working group and co-founder of the Alliance for Fire Service. His experience and technical capabilities led into several new product developments and even a patent for the largest transportable Aircraft Fire Trainer for one of his former employers.

Fireblast Global looks forward to delivering new products and industry support to the European market.

Fireblast Global is a supplier of Advanced Live Fire Training Simulators.