Water Supplies for Fire Fighting

FPE Bulletin 3: Water Supplies for Fire Fighting  Introduction: Much confusion exists as to what is an acceptable water supply for firefighting.  Historically, water supply was tied to the ‘fire risk’. Fire risk can be defined as the product of the frequency of a fire and the consequences resulting therefrom. This requires integration over the range of possible fires and the resulting impacts. The fire risk may often be confined to a single building.  However, READ MORE…

Design and Construction of Firewalls

Fire Protection Engineering Bulletin Date: Bulletin No. 2- January 5, 2017  Subject: Design and Construction of Firewalls  Issue Number: 2017-01   Figure 1: Typical masonry wall in wood frame construction. Introduction Recent developments in firewall construction demand some re-examination of the original purpose and functions of fire walls. Firewalls are, essentially, a tool for reducing the potential for fire to spread uncontrollably across a property. The original concept of ‘fire divisions’ was that fire would READ MORE…

Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings – Listed Historic and Other Structures.

Fire Protection Engineering Bulletin Date : February 3, 2016 Subject: Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings – Listed Historic and Other Structures. Issue Number: 2016-01 Introduction While new condominiums represent the largest segment of property entering the market, refurbished buildings are in high demand due to their aesthetic appeal. The lack of availability makes these properties attractive to developers as potential rentals and condominium conversions. The property market dictates the price of accommodation; however, there are many READ MORE…

Fire Protection Engineering Education – WIKI

FPE Education Fire Protection Engineers, like their counterparts in other engineering and scientific disciplines, undertake a formal course of education and continuing professional development to acquire and maintain their competence. This education typically includes foundation studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and technical writing. Professional engineering studies focus students on acquiring proficiency in material science, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer,engineering economics, ethics, Systems in engineering, reliability, and environmental psychology. Studies in combustion, probabilistic risk READ MORE…

Fire Protection Engineering – Wiki

Fire Protection Engineering Fire engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect people, property, and their environments from the harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke. It encompasses fire protection engineering which focuses on fire detection, suppression and mitigation and fire safety engineeringwhich focuses on human behavior and maintaining a tenable environment for evacuation from a fire. In the United States fire protection engineering is often used to include fire safety READ MORE…

History of Fire Protection Engineering – WIKI

History of Fire Protection Engineering Fire engineering’s roots date back to Ancient Rome, when the Emperor Nero ordered the city to be rebuilt utilizing passive fire protection methods, such as space separation and non-combustible building materials, after a catastrophic fire.[2] The discipline of fire engineering emerged in the early 20th century as a distinct discipline, separate from civil, mechanical and chemical engineering, in response to new fire problems posed by the Industrial Revolution. Fire protection READ MORE…