Fire Safety Guidelines for Vehicles in a Downtown People Mover System. Final Report.
Fire Safety Guidelines for Vehicles in a Downtown People
Mover System. Final Report.
Peacock, R. D.
NBSIR 78-1586; 57 p. January 1979.
Sponsor:Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB-292600
emergency plans; evacuating (transportation); fire
detection; fire safety; fire suppression; evacuation
The results of a study to formulate fire safety
guidelines to be required for vehicles used in Downtown
People Mover (DPM) systems for the movement of people in
a congested urban area are presented. Through a review
of the design features of existing people mover vehicles
and systems, and a review of proposed new systems, fire
scenarios are developed and guidelines suggested to
minimie the fire risk to passengers. Methods and
criteria, based on established test procedures, are
proposed for assessing the flammability and smoke
generation of interior finish and furnishing materials.
Fire and smoke detection and suppression equipment are
recommended, along with proposed guidelines for
emergency evacuation provisions and emergency
communication requirements. An extensive bibliography
of flammability in fixed guideway transit systems is