The NRC's fire protection regulations, inspections, and research activities focus on:
potential for fires and
The NRC requires a robust fire protection program at every commercial nuclear power plant in the United States to ensure the reactor facilities operate safely. Plants can choose between two approaches for managing their fire safety: deterministic fire protection or risk-informed, performance-based fire protection. These approaches apply the concept of defense-in-depth to meet fire protection objectives. The image below depicts several of the fire protection requirements currently in place.
For further information related to NRC's fire protection activities, see the following pages:
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, April 19, 2021