After an external fuel fire is detected and complications for extinguishing arise from:

  • Inadequate fire suppression system (insufficient volume)
  • FSS medium not suitable for the fire type
  • FSS medium cannot access the source/seat of the fire
  • Malfunctioning or insufficient fire extinguishers
  • Proximity of burning vehicle to a key fuel source (magazine, fuel bay, etc. – which triggers a TARP requirement to withdraw and extinguishing efforts to cease)

 Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-02.12 Serviced and checked fire extinguishers on mobile equipment
  • BI-02.23 Engine compartments are cleaned to prevent fuel build up
  • BI-02.40 Introduction and Control of Materials on Site
  • BI-02A.30 OEM Designs provide for installation of fire detection and suppression systems
  • BI-03.03 Effective management of flammable dust
  • BI-09B.03 Operator Fire Training


Last Updated: 17/05/2022 03:44:40pm