While not generally considered directly by many prospective tenants as a deciding factor in their choice of boat storage selection, it is imperative for marina owners and operators to consider appropriate fire protection features and maintain these features in an operable condition. Telgian Engineering & Consulting’s Chief Engineer, Tracey Bellamy, recently explored this topic in the article “Fire Protection of Dry Dock Storage Facilities” for Marina Dock Age magazine.
According to Bellamy, there are several applicable codes and standards that might dictate fire protection features; the primary of which would include NFPA 303, Fire Protection for Marinas and Boatyards.
“In order for boat storage facilities to maintain both a satisfied customer base and efficient operations, they must always be mindful of providing the necessary protection against potential fire loss,” he says. “Protecting these valuable assets is not only a mandate of the fire codes, but a critical, underlying expectation of the customer.”
Bellamy has more than 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry as a Fire Protection Engineer, Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and Certified Water-Based System Professional. In addition, Bellamy is a licensed Professional Engineer (49 US states, DC and Guam) and he serves on several National Fire Protection (NFPA) technical and correlating committees. These include NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000 (building code). In addition to his NFPA membership, he is also a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).
To read “Fire Protection of Dry Dock Storage Facilities” in its entirety, please visit Marina Dock Age magazine.
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