NFPA Journal discusses the importance of standpipe operating procedures

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Sep 26, 2013

!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.