Leadership

Master Fire Protection Plan

Issue 7 and Volume 126.

Master Fire Protection Plan Interest in developing master plans for fire protection should be heightened as a result of a recommendation by the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. The recommendation calls for every local fire jurisdiction to prepare a master plan and the commission tied local fire service qualification for federal funds to the existence of a master plan. The master plan for fire protection cited as an example by the national commission is the one developed in Mountain View, Calif., as a part of that city’s “General Plan of Land Use.” The core of the Mountain View master plan is the determination of a level of fire department capability at a reasonable cost and the decision to make building owners provide built-in fire protection for risks beyond the established normal level the fire department can be expected to handle. The Mountain View fire protection plan, published as…

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