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Tactical Fire Plan

Tactical Fire Plan

A tactical fire plan is a scale drawing (typically 1:100 or 1:200) of a building or structure that. is sufficiently detailed to incorporate colour coded elements to illustrate the location and type of fire safety systems and equipment.  The primary objective of a tactical fire plan is to illustrate obvious features in the building, in particular;

  • location of a fire control room or centre;
  • first attack fire fighting equipment such as portable fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire hydrant valves;
  • paths of egress;
  • mechanical ventilation and air-handling systems
  • emergency lights and exit signs;
  • fire resisting elements and compartments;
  • the location of control and indicating equipment where fitted;
    • fire detection and alarm system
    • emergency warning system
    • fire fan control panel
  • towns mains, fire water pumps and static water supplies;
  • electrical risers, switchboards, substations and standby power equipment;
  • fuel supplies;
  • special risk areas, such as biological hazards, laboratories, chemical storage, etc.


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