Second panel adds their ideas to warehouse challenge

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Feb 17, 2010

Adding to a dynamic afternoon of discussion, the second panel of engineering experts shared their ideas for how they would protect a high challenge warehouse should a fire occur. Their task was full of challenges – protect people, save as much of the commodity as possible, minimize overall damage and extinguish the fire – because, as you remember, the mock scenario said the fire chief said that no interior fire fighting would be attempted.

Communication, pre-incident planning and an analogy to the famed "Back to the Future" movie highlighted some of the thoughts as speakers rose to the challenge of protecting the hypothetical warehouse.


The second panel included Telgian, Summit Fire Protection, a collaborative group from UCSD, Creative FPE Solutions, WPI and the University of Edinburgh, and Hughes Associates.


More than 150 attendees to the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s SUPDET 2010 pushed the panelists a little further on their ideas during the Q&A at this special workshop which was part of the three-day event.


A summary keynote on all of the ideas will be presented tomorrow. But in the meantime, please share your thoughts. Read the hypothetical case and tell us what you would do.


- Lorraine Carli, NFPA Vice President of Communications