OSHA Revises Manual on Fire Service Features

Fire Service Features

Fire Services manualTo better protect emergency responders, OSHA has revised its manual, Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems.

The manual explains how fire service operations can be affected by different building features, and it offers guidance for design professionals, code officials, fire service representatives, building owners and other stakeholders.

Updates to the manual include more photos; new chapters on water supply and building phases; and new sections on energy conservation, emergency power, and numbering rooms and floors.

The manual’s information can help responders during fires and other emergencies such as hazardous material releases, emergency medical care, non-fire rescues and terrorist incidents.