August 2015

Review of the Argonne National Laboratory Fire Protection Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted a review of the fire protection program (FPP) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).  The purpose of the EA targeted review was to evaluate the implementation of program requirements and the adequacy of controls designed to reduce the risk resulting from a fire or explosion at nuclear facilities.  This targeted review was designed to evaluate the selected core fire protection elements and to provide information to the site and responsible DOE line management organizations for benchmarking their program’s effectiveness.  This review was conducted within the broader context of an ongoing program of targeted assessments of FPPs across the DOE complex at hazard category 1, 2, and 3 nuclear facilities.  EA performed this targeted review at ANL from March 23 to 26, 2015.