Fire

Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Museums

Canadian Conservation Institute

Canadian Conservation Institute provides information on sprinkler system performance and reliability. It also offers criteria to consider for when installing an automatic sprinkler system in a museum, which can be helpful to share with architects and museum designers.

Planning Your Fire Suppression System

Conservation OnLine

Conservation Online (CoOL) provides a resource on choosing fire suppression systems and technology.

Status of Industry Efforts to Replace Halon Fire Extinguishing Agents

Environmental Protection Agency

Status of Industry Efforts to Replace Halon Fire Extinguishing Agents (PDF, 54 pages) was written in 2002 and disseminated under the sponsorship of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Protect Your Property or Business from Fire

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers two documents in its How To Series. One addresses vegetation and other combustible material; the second concerns roofing material and fire prevention. Both include tips, estimated costs, and additional resources.

Fire Protection in Cultural Institutions

National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives and Records Administration shares a resource on protecting staff, visitors and collections from fire. The article provides tips on safeguarding ignition and fuel sources and using fire detection and supression systems.

Fire Safety Self-inspection Form for Cultural Institutions

National Archives & Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a fire safety self-inspection form that museums can use to identify things needing correction (PDF).

Museum Collections Security and Fire Protection

National Park Service
National Park Service (NPS) shares a chapter from its Museum Handbook on museum security and fire protection. The resource helps assess security systems, implement physical and electronic security systems, protect collections in transit, and understand fire protection and sprinkler systems.

Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm and Automatic Fire Sprinklers

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) shares a technical leaflet that offers an introduction to fire detection, alarm, and automatic fire sprinklers.

What Should Employers Do to Protect Workers from Fire Hazards?

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a fact sheet (PDF) that summarizes the requirements for fire prevention plans, fire exits, extinguishers, and emergency action plans.

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