February 2023,

Lessons Learned from Assessments of Fire Protection at US Department of Energy Sites

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), performed 15 fire protection assessments between August 2015 and July 2022. These assessments were performed at 16 nuclear facilities and 1 nonnuclear facility among 11 sites within the DOE complex. This lessons-learned report identifies common strengths and weaknesses, best practices, and recommendations with the goals of promoting organizational learning and improving performance throughout the DOE complex.