Corvallis, Oregon Fire Protection Tanks

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Corvallis OR Fire Protection Tanks

Fire protection tanks in Corvallis, Oregon can reduce the devastation of wildfires and save lives.

Corvallis is the county seat of Benton County. According to the 2020 census the population of Corvallis was 59,922. It is home to Oregon State University and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Like other areas of Oregon, Corvallis, has had its issues with wildfires. Wildfires have caused school closures, declared a state of emergency, and residents have had to evacuate.

In 2014 a fire caused evacuations and threatened homes.

Corvallis and Benton County are doing more fire prevention education. And, they are using regulations to try to keep its residents safe. They have issued burning regulations concerning things like yard waste, charcoal grills, and having a fire pit fire.

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What Is a Fire Protection Tank

A fire protection tank is a dedicated water storage tank for fire protection. It must meet all local, county, and state regulations and be NFPA-22 compliant. It must be clearly marked as fire protection.

A fire protection tank can provide water for sprinkler systems and or hoses. That will keep the property and structures wet during a fire. Keeping the structures and ground wet reduces the chances of a hot ember igniting your property.

A private fire protection tank should only be one part of a fire preparedness plan. Other parts of that plan should include:

Fire Tanks for both Commercial and Residential

Fire tanks can be beneficial to both commercial and residential properties. They are available for both in Corvallis and Benton County, Oregon.

The benefits of a fire protection tank include:

Commercial properties generally need larger tanks than residential properties. That is because they have more structures, equipment, and supplies they need to protect. Other than the size and material the tanks are made of there is no difference between the two.

You can purchase the tank made with connections and valves. Those connections will allow you to hook up hoses and sprinkler systems to the tank.

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Water Storage Tanks in Corvallis, OR

Water storage tanks in Corvallis, Oregon can be used in several ways. Ways to use water storage tanks include:

The liner in the tank will differ between uses. For example a wastewater tank will have a different liner than a tank used for drinking water.

The tanks available in Corvallis all meet the local, county, and state fire regulations and the NFPA-22 standard.

City, County and State of Oregon Fire Code Requirements for Water Tanks

Corvallis and Benton County have made regulations on burning.

Benton County page has information concerning fuels and how to store them. They also list some things to do for fire preparedness. The city of Corvallis also has information on how to protect your property through fire preparedness.

The State of Oregon has regulations concerning building, sprinkler systems, and more.

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NFPA-22 Compliant Water Tanks

The National Fire Protection Agency has a standard for tanks. That standard covers the tank from design, building, installation, up keep, and accessories. It is known as NFPA-22 and all tanks must meet that standard.


Steel Bolted or Poly Tanks Available for Fire protection in Corvallis Oregon

Both steel bolted and poly tanks are available for fire protection in Corvallis. Besides the material being different the other difference is the capacity size of the two.

Steel bolted tanks are larger. They hold 4,000 gallons to two million gallons of water. Commercial properties normally choose the steel bolted tank. That is because they have more structures, equipment, and supplies to protect. They will generally have sprinkler systems both interior and exterior.

The poly tank (plastic) is generally used for residential properties. They usually hold 400 gallons to 15,000 gallons. Residential properties have fewer structures and less outside spaces to cover for fire protection.

Fire protection tanks can save lives and properties making them a good investment.

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