!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff9f2faf970d-500wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff9f2faf970d-500wi|alt=8B1A3D5100B5455BA9484310887397D7|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=8B1A3D5100B5455BA9484310887397D7|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff9f2faf970d!A properly operating and maintained building standpipe system is
invaluable to firefighters mounting an interior fire attack in a building, particularly a high-rise building. Because buildings may have
standpipe systems of varying types, a fire department's standpipe standard operating procedures, which address tasks to be performed
and equipment to be carried into the building, must
be constantly reviewed and accurately reflect
information obtained through pre-fire planning. For more on the subject, read Russ Saunders and Ben Klaene's  column "Standpipe Prep" in the September/October issue of +NFPA Journal or leaf through the new digital edition of the magazine.