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Confiscated car lot fire protection

Confiscated car lot fire protection

Confiscated car lot fire protection


Does somebody know how to protect, refer to a NFPA or other standard, or give hints about fire protection for:

- Confiscated car and motorcycle parking lot.
- Open area, 10000m2 (100x100m, 330x330ft).
- Paved ground surrounded by concrete block wall.
- Rural area
- Some cars may be in abandoned condition, some crashed, others may be in good shape on custody.
- Government facility (non US) but owner interested in applying NFPA as possible.
- A guard post with one or two cameras at the entrance.

I´d like to know if a hydrant system is required or optional or if other means of protection is recommended/required.

Apart from the content itself, surrounding grass maybe an issue, I mean fire in surrounding vegetation (neighboring grass or bushes)

Appreciate all comments.

Thanks a lot.

RE: Confiscated car lot fire protection

My preliminary thoughts.
I´ve checked the NFPA88, it say for open structures:
"Class I Standpipe, manual, dry type, shall be permitted."

First time I deal with not required, but shall be permitted.
I´d say that I can consider an option of the owner to install it or not. (¿?)
It is for open structures. I think the standard is not clear for a lot or a "extra open structures"

RE: Confiscated car lot fire protection

Access for fire and ems to entire complex

Provide breaks in stock of vehicles

Provide fire hydrant within in reasonable distance to all portions

Any welding or torch use??

RE: Confiscated car lot fire protection

Not sure about welding/torch, i guess it is not a regular activity, may be forbid when distances are not met.

RE: Confiscated car lot fire protection

Another item to consider: Freeze protection for the fire protection system.

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