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
Guideline currently under review with the Fire Safety Advisory Group
GL-02 Communication Pillars in Major Buildings
GL-03 UPDATED: Car Parks without Sprinkler Systems
GL-04 Street Hydrants
GL-05 UPDATED: LPG Tank Installations 
GL-06 Tactical Fire Plans and 'As Installed' Drawings
GL-07 Single Fire Isolated Stair in High Rise Buildings
GL-11 UPDATED: Fluorinated Fire Fighting Foams
GL-12 UPDATED: Control of Fire Water Run Off 
GL-13 UPDATED: Hardstand and Emergency Vehicular Access for Fire Fighting Appliances     
GL-14 Decommissioning of Sites Containing Dangerous Goods
GL-15 UPDATED: Deletion of Fire Brigade Booster Connections from Residential Sprinkler Systems
GL-16 Selection, Installation and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers
GL-19 UPDATED: Deletion of Fire Brigade Booster Connections from Residential Sprinkler Systems
GL-20 Fire Brigade Intervention Model (FBIM) Dangerous Goods Sites & Major Hazard Facilities
GL-21 Structural Fire Safety / Dangerous Goods Compliance Issues
GL-22 Feed Hydrant and 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-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 Identification of street hydrants for firefighting purposes
GL-30 The Application of AS 1940 2004 Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
GL-31 UPDATED: Use of Lifts for Evacuation 
GL-32 UPDATED: Buildings Incorporating Automated Vehicle Parking Systems (AVPS)
GL-33 Performance Based Design Within The Built Environment 2011
GL-33A Application for an Internal Review of the MFB's Decision in Relation to a Submitted Fire Engineering Brief
GL-35 Hydrostatic Testing and Maintenance of Fire Hydrant Systems
GL-36 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
GL-47 The Use of Impulse Fan Systems in Enclosed Car Park Buildings -
Guideline currently under review with the Fire Safety Advisory Group. 
GL-50 UPDATED: Emergency Planning for Combustible Recyclable and Waste Material Stored in Intermodal Freight Containers

Last updated: 13 August 2018

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