United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Fire Barriers

Technician lowering a test assembly in a test furnace for fire endurance testing
Technician lowering a test assembly in a test furnace for fire endurance testing

Fire barriers are one layer of fire protection used in fire protection programs to ensure the safety of the public and to protect the environment. Fire barriers limit the spread of fire, minimize its effects, and help to ensure that the plant can safely shut down in the event of a fire. For additional information, see the following related pages:

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, January 10, 2014