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Risk Management

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.

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Matching the Right Sprinklers to the Job

Making sure sprinklers are properly designed, maintained, and are not defeated by the fire service is the overall objective of this column.

Security or Pseudo Security?

Do all those flashing lights and jarring alarms going off at the guard shack in your industrial facility represent security or pseudo security?

Risk Assessment

Detectors and sensors in pre-planning

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

The process of identifying potential major incidents can be challenging as opposed to smaller incidents.

Pre-Planning for Molten Material Releases

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

The Hazard of Flammable Insulation Panels

Issues with flammable cladding stretch back more than 40 years.

Pre-Fire Planning for Ultra-Compact Storage

Technical pre-planning helps firefighters achieve a positive outcome.

Water Tanks Require Attention

Owners are responsible for addressing repair & maintenance issues with tanks

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Fire System Maintenance Starts at the Tank

Tanks must have an adequate water supply and be properly maintained so that they are working during emergencies.

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