FIREFIGHTING FACILITIES ON FREEWAYS

In a 1969 report issued by the Seattle Fire Department, recommendations were made for the installation of dry standpipes, signs, communications system and turnarounds on I-05 in Seattle, Washington. Twenty nine separate systems were installed at various locations along I-05. These included 12 wet systems connected to the city water supply, 12 dry systems which can be connected to an existing water source by use of a fire fighting truck, and 4 bridge outlet systems. This provides a system for approximately 1,000 feet of freeway. Brief comments are made on the fire hydrants, water pipe, gate valves, retaining wall cabinet, rising sidewalk inlets, and signs. Protection of the system from damage (caused by excess pressures, back flows, pipe expansion) and the hydrostatic test are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 111-115
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM