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Pre-Plan for Your Extinguishing System

This article discusses some of the basics and what to expect when responding to buildings or equipment protected by systems that firefighters will more commonly encounter.

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Pre-Planning for Refinery Vapor Releases

This is intended to be a starting point for discussion and to illustrate how existing chemical safety analyses can be used in pre-planning.

Fire Department Water Connections Revisited

In the case of sprinkler systems guidelines are provided by NFPA 13 which is the standard that governs automatic sprinklers and intends that fire department connections are to supplement the water supply.

Risk Assessment

Detectors and sensors in pre-planning

Preparedness - A Shared Responsibility

Shared responsibility goes beyond the organization and calls for the involvement of everyone – not just industry, government or civilian – in preparedness efforts.

Pre-Planning for Molten Material Releases

Molten materials releases can include glass, steel, aluminum, other metals, sulfur, or salt.

Pre-Fire Planning for Ultra-Compact Storage

Technical pre-planning helps firefighters achieve a positive outcome.

6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan

Pre-plans for fire emergencies must be continually edited and updated.

Poor Water Supply Is Not An Acceptable Risk

Do not accept low-pressure hydrants and stop-gap measures.

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Only Laziness Lasts Forever

As technological advancements have emerged to make our fire world safer and lower risk to manage emergency incidents, it’s easy to numb our human senses that tell us danger is near.

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