Incorporating fire protection features into a building or a process often involves making decisions based on several fire protection plans. Each decision should address the risks associated with each plan or design. These risks may be acceptable or not acceptable to the project stakeholders. Fire Protection Risk Analysis provides a means to address these risks and provides information to the project stakeholders to allow informed decisions in determining the desired fire protection design for the building or process.

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has developed an Engineering Guide for qualified engineers to follow when creating a fire risk assessment. This procedure is followed by Antal & Associates for providing Risk Assessments.

Fact: Available methods to estimate the potential impact of fire can be divided into two categories: risk-based and hazard-based. Both types of methods estimate the potential consequences of possible events. Risk-based methods also analyze the likelihood of scenarios occurring, whereas hazard-based methods do not.

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