Recommendations for Firefighting in Underground Facilities
2016 (English)In: Proceedings from the Seventh International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Montréal, Canada March 16-18, 2016, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Borås, 2016, 115-125 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The need for a successful fire and rescue operation in an underground facility, e.g., a tunnel, introduces challenges both in the planning phase and during the incident. This is because these types of facilities can be very complex, and thus, specific tactics are needed compared to the more common incidents, e.g. in residential premises. When planning a fire and rescue operation and developing the tactics many different aspects need to be considered: complexity of the facility, the expected number of people involved in the operation, information available about the incident, the purpose of operation, etc. This paper contains recommendations for firefighting in underground facilities. The recommendations are structured in accordance to the sequential time period during which some specific fire safety design measures are taken. These periods are the design phase, the construction phase and finally when the facility is in operation. The recommendations presented in this paper are based on the results of the Swedish TMU research project (Tactics and methodologies for firefighting in underground facilities), results from other research projects and experience from real fire and rescue operations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Borås, 2016. 115-125 p.
SP Report, ISSN 0284-5172 ; 2016:01
Engineering and Technology Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject Energy- and Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34566ISBN: 978-91-88349-11-8 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34566DiVA: diva2:1060795
Seventh International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Montréal, Canada March 16-18, 2016