Flooding Considerations. When planning the site for a
new 21C12 and 19F series facility, the finished floor area of
the crawl space should be high enough to preclude flooding
during a 100-year storm. The training device equipment that
will be installed in the crawl space is expensive and would be
destroyed if the crawl space were flooded.
Prevailing Wind. Prevailing wind direction should be
one of the first considerations in selecting a site. Heat and
products of combustion may be objectionable to adjacent
buildings located downwind. Show prevailing wind direction on
Drainage. Rainwater should be channeled away from
device structures because water that enters the structure should
be first treated and then disposed of in the sanitary sewer.
Since firefighting agents are collected in the structures,
surface runoff can be disposed of in the storm system without
Circulation Patterns. Design the site layout to allow
for personnel circulation patterns between each of the various
support facilities and trainers.
Support Facilities. There are various support
facilities that must be provided with the 19F and 21C12 series
trainers. Provide classroom space, restrooms, showers, and
changing area to support the students and instructors. In
addition, provide a maintenance area, utilities space, storage
area, and wastewater treatment system. Design initial planning
to allow for bulk deliveries of fuel and dry storage.
Security. Fence the grounds around a firefighting
school to restrict entry of unauthorized personnel. Fence each
fuel and CO2 storage area, and exterior doors to firefighting
school facilities should be of the lockable type.
Setbacks and Clearances. The exterior of firefighting
structures should have a clearance of 16 m away from any