Evaluation of Fireflow Methodologies - new Foundation Project

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 5, 2013

Building fire flow requirements for fire department suppression operations are based on decades‐old criteria (ISO guidelines). Over the years, building construction methods, building contents (e.g., furnishings), and fire suppression equipment and tactics have all changed. It is unclear whether current fire flow methodologies are appropriate for today’s built environment.

The Foundation has initiated a new project to take a look at available information on fire flow and the historical basis for it assess the appropriateness of current criteria for today's fire fighting operations.