The Town vs. The Fire Department: The Determination Of Fire Risk Levels

At some point after identifying the level of fire risk in your community, you will have to address the most serious question of all: Just how much fire protection is needed to address the risk? Before going any further, an important distinction must...


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The concept of using fire flow required for protection to determine levels of risk was introduced, as was the measurement of fire department resources in a comparable form. The interplay of these two concepts in the analysis of actual community fire risk sets the stage for understanding how a community fire defense program is developed. It is crucial to meet actual requirements, based on a solid, mathematically provable format.


Harry R. Carter, Ph.D., a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a battalion chief with the Newark, NJ, Fire Department and past chief of the Adelphia, NJ, Fire Company.