|Chapter 6900 Fire Protection Program|
Jefferson Lab maintains its fire protection and fire suppression systems and capabilities to minimize losses from fire and related hazards consistent with highly protected risk (HPR)  status in private industry. This fire protection program provides the procedures used to implement this commitment by incorporating fire safety into facility planning, operations, and maintenance activities, and work processes.Scope
The objectives of this fire protection program are:
This program satisfies the requirements of DOE Order 420.1C; DOE-STD-1066-2016; related DOE directives; and other applicable Federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
This document details the responsibilities and qualifications of personnel associated with Jefferson Lab’s Fire Protection Program and provides a summary of documents and elements that collectively comprise the fire protection program.
Specific procedures, required to be performed by trained individuals, can be found within the Fire Protection Supplement. The program, taken in its entirety, effectively reduces the risk of fire to an acceptable level. ES&H Manual Fire Protection Supplement. The program, taken in its entirety, effectively reduces the risk of fire to an acceptable level.
Fire protection at Jefferson Lab is accomplished through the cooperation and coordinated efforts of all divisions. The program elements are documented in various planning and operational programs. Following is a summary of the location of fire protection program elements:
Fire Protection Supplements
These documents provide criteria and procedures detailing how Jefferson Lab's Fire Protection Program is implemented and maintained. Administrative, staff organization, training, and responsibilities are designated within the appropriate documents. This supplement includes the following elements:
ES&H Manual Chapters
Additional fire protection related subject matter is contained in other chapters of the ES&H Manual. The following chapters contain fire protection information that relates to specific subject areas necessary for the safe operation of the lab on a daily bases:
Design Reviews and Experimental Reviews
The Fire Marshal participates in Jefferson Lab O&M activities through participation in the design review process for building construction, experimental reviews and accelerator operations under the direction of a Fire Protection Engineer (SubContractor). The following identify how the fire protection review processes are accomplished:
Building Evacuation Drills
Conducted annually for buildings that are normally occupied in accordance with the ES&H Manual Fire Protection Supplement. Building occupants use ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T1 Emergency Response Procedure, whenever a fire alarm sounds.
Fire Protection System Impairment2
Fire detection systems and fire suppression systems are maintained on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to ensure reliable operation.
Hot work permits are issued in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 6900 Appendix T1 Fire Protection: Hot Work Permit.
Storage and Use of Chemicals and Hazardous Materials
Flammable liquids, gases and other hazardous materials are evaluated to ensure the safety of a building's occupants. Procedures for purchase, storage and disposal of these materials are contained in the following ES&H Manual chapters/supplements and their associated appendices: < ul>
Prevention Measures to Decrease Fire Risk
Current standards for building design and fire-protection systems minimize risk of fire-related injury and property damage.
To further reduce the risk of fire, the following hazard avoidance practices are applied:
Use of Tobacco Products
See Administrative Manual Chapter 208.07 Smoking Policy for details regarding the smoking policy at Jefferson Lab.
Deactivation, Decontamination, and Demolition
Deactivation and decontamination of facilities has not occurred at Jefferson Lab. Procedures governing firefighting techniques to be used during deactivation, decontamination, and demolition phases will be developed when planning begins for these events.
T1 Fire Protection: Hot Work Permit – Instructions
ES&H Manual Chapter 6900 Appendix T1 Fire Protection: Hot Work Permit – Instructions provides instruction for completing, authorizing, and approving a Hot Work Permit at Jefferson Lab.
Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Everyone at Jefferson Lab
Supervisors and Managers
Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR)
Building Managers and Safety Wardens
JSA Fire Marshal
Fire Protection Engineer (FPE Subcontractor)
Newport News Fire Department
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