Rescue service equipment

Rescue service equipment must be reliable and suitable for the purpose. The manufacturers, importers and sellers are responsible for the safety and compliance of their products.

The seller must ensure that each product is accompanied by all installation, operating and maintenance instructions essential for the safe use of the product.

Rescue service equipment means pieces of technical equipment that are significant in terms of fire safety but that usually are not part of rescue departments' operative equipment. 

Tukes supervises the compliance of the following rescue service equipment, among others: 

  • fire detection equipment installed in a building
  • fire extinguishing and smoke extraction equipment
  • first extinguishing equipment, such as portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • products used to mark and illuminate escape routes in buildings
  • prefabricated fireplaces


Rescue Equipment Act 10/2007 available in the service by Tukes