Fire Safety Guidelines

The guidelines outline the MFB position on specific building and dangerous goods related issues.

GL-01 The installation of MFB emergency telephone and leaky cable communication systems 
GL-02 Communication Pillars in Major Buildings
GL-03 Carparks Without Sprinkler Systems
GL-04 Street Hydrants
GL-05 LPG Tank Installations
GL-06 Tactical Fire Plans & 'As-Installed' Drawings
GL-07 Single Fire Isolated Stair in High Rise Buildings
GL-11 UPDATED: Foam Water Fire Protection Systems and Foam Concentrate Storage Provisions
GL-12 UPDATED: Considerations for Fire Water Run Off at Dangerous Goods Sites
GL-13 Hardstand & Emergency Vehicular Access for Fighting Appliances
GL-14 Decommissioning of Sites containing Dangerous Goods
GL-15 Deletion of Fire Brigade Booster Connections from Residential Sprinkler Systems
GL-16 Selection, installation and Maintenance of portable fire extinguishers
GL-17 Fire Brigade Intervention Model (FBIM) General Provisions
GL-18 UPDATED: Evacuation of High Rise Buildings
GL-19 Fire Protection for Open Yard Storage Dangerous Goods Incidents
GL-20 UPDATED: Fire Brigade Intervention Model (FBIM) Dangerous Goods Sites & Major Hazard Facilities
GL-21 Structural Fire Safety / Dangerous Goods Compliance Issues
GL-22 Feed Hydrant & Booster Connection Enclosures
GL-23 UPDATED: Child care facilities located above ground floor
GL-24 Fire Service Isolation Valve Monitoring Devices
GL-25 Fire Service Valve Isolation Equipment
GL-26 Sandwich Panel Systems
GL-27 Planning Guidelines for Emergency Vehicle Access and Minimum Water Supplies within the Metropolitan Fire District
GL-28 In-Line Metering of Water Used for Fire Protection
GL-29 UPDATED: Identification of street hydrants for firefighting purposes
GL-30 The Application of AS1940-2004 : Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
GL-31 Use of lifts for evacuation
GL-32 Carparks incorporating multi tiered vehicle stacking devices
GL-33 Guideline 33 Performance Based Design Within The Built Enviroment 2011
GL-34 Grades of Water Supply for Combined Sprinkler and Hydrant Systems. This Guideline has been removed whilst under review. Please contact the Structural Fire Safety department on (03) 9665 4478 for more information.
GL-35 Hydrostatic Testing and Maintenance of Fire Hydrant Systems
GL-36 UPDATED: Indoor Pyrotechnic Displays
GL-37 Indoor Storage of New or Used Tyres
GL-38 Decommissioning of Fire Hydrant and Sprinkler Systems
GL-42 Open Air Storage of New or Used Tyres
GL-43 Outdoor Storage of Baled Waste Paper
GL-46 Managing Monitored Automatic Alarm Systems in accordance with fire services’ legislation


Last updated: 8 January 2015

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