Effective firefighting operations in road tunnels
16 Feb 2014

Effective firefighting operations in road tunnels

Fire
Authors
Ingason Haukur ; Kim Hak Kuen ; Lönnermark Anders
Publisher
SP Tecnical Research Institute of Sweden

The main purpose of this study is to develop operational procedures for fire brigades in road tunnels. Although much progress has been achieved in various fields of fire safety in tunnels, very little attention has been paid specifically to fire fighting in tunnels. This study is focused on obtaining more information concerning how effectively the fire brigade can fight road tunnel fires and what limitations and threats fire brigades may be faced with. This knowledge can help parties involved in tunnel safety to understand safety issues and enhance the level of fire safety in road tunnels