RPE Tunnel

Tunnel protection system 

For more safety in the tunnel

Tunnel protection systems are compact extinguishings system that are mounted in small niches along a tunnel. The system functions without external energy - only the water has to be supplied.

Thanks to their simple operation they are efficient tools both for operational crews as well as for untrained first aiders at the scene. Great throw ranges of up to 25 m ensure the safe extinguishing of a fire from a safe distance.

Impresses with

  • Intuitive operation
  • Immediately ready for operation
  • Available in the entire tunnel
  • High extinguishing power and back-burn safety
  • 120 m extra-light textile hose
"The unique risks and problems involved in responding to fires in road tunnels demand special hazard-prevention methods. And so it is essental that fire departments have suitable first response firefighting systems and rapidly accessible extinguishing agents on hand in the tunnel itself. These systems must be easy to deploy and use by motorists and fire departments alike. The Rosenbauer tunnel extinguishing system more than meets all these requirements and is - in my opinion - the ideal and economical solution that delivers significant and tangible benefits."
Ing. Roland Laabmayer Engineer and Tunnel Safety Project Manager
IL-Laabmayer & Partner ZT GmbH
"The speed of the response will decide within the first frew minutes just how effectively you'll be able to extinguish a fire that breaks out in a tunnel. Fire departments recognize Rosenbauer tunnel extinguishing systems as being both highly efficient and ready to be used in the case of emergency. Their unsurpassed fire extinguishing performance is what guarantees a successful incient response."
Ing. Alois Affenzeller Engineer and Inspector
Upper Austria State Fire Department

Areas of application

Tunnel protection systems were developed for the protection of tunnels but they can also be used in other areas, such as:

  • Underground traffic routes
  • Storage areas
  • Factory halls
  • Helipads
  • Machine halls
  • Power stations

The system can easily be retrofitted and meets the Austrian guidelines and regulations for road traffic (RVS Nr. 09.02.22).


The tunnel protection system RPE Tunnel is available both as electrical and mechanical version. Water or CAFS can be used as extinguishing agents.


The intuitive and safe operation makes the tunnel protection system a useful tool, especailly for first aiders. Fires can already be fought before the arrival of firefighters. Because every minute counts in an emergency.


The system is operated in three steps:

  • Turning the lever
  • Picking up the extinguishing gun
  • Activating the extinguishing gun