Authority Having Jurisdiction - The decision making authority in matters concerning fire protection.
The DOE Head of Field Organization or designee is the AHJ unless otherwise directed by the
Cognizant Secretarial Officer.
Cognizant Fire Protection Engineer - The fire protection engineer that is responsible for
implementing this Standard for a given issue. This would normally be a representative of the
management and operating (M&O) contractor, but would be the DOE fire protection engineer if no
contractor was involved.
Fire Area - A location bounded by construction having a minimum fire resistance rating of 2 hours
with openings protected by appropriately fire-rated doors, dampers, or penetration seals. The
boundaries of exterior fire areas (yard areas) should be as determined by the cognizant fire
protection engineer (contractor or DOE). When relocatable structures are grouped and are not
separated as directed in this Standard, they should be considered as being part of the same fire
Fire Loss - The dollar cost of restoring damaged property to its pre-fire condition (see DOE 5484.1).
When determining loss, the estimated damage to the facility and contents should include
replacement cost, less salvage value. Losses will exclude the costs for:
Property scheduled for demolition
Decommissioned property not carried on books as a value
Include the cost of decontamination and cleanup, the loss of production or program continuity, the
indirect costs of fire extinguishment (such as damaged fire department equipment), and the effects
on related areas in all property loss amounts.
Fire Protection System - Any system designed to detect, extinguish, and limit the extent of fire
damage or enhance life safety. Where redundant fire protection systems are required, any two of
the following will satisfy that requirement. These include: