Santa Barbara County, CA Fire Protection Tanks

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Santa Barbara County has had its share of misery from fires. They know exactly how vital fire protection tanks are.

Santa Barbara in 2020 had a population of 448,229.

The climate is a mild climate similar to a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. The climate makes Santa Barbara a great agricultural region for winery grapes and hemp.

Other sources of economy in the county include:

Cities and communities you will find in Santa Barbara County include:
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In 2021 the Alisal Fire damaged the county’s new state-of-the-artrecycling facility. The firefighters were able to keep the main buildings safe. However, damage was reported on the following structures:

These are not the only fires Santa Barbara County has seen just the two latest fires. They will continue to be in danger of fires. That is why it is so important to have fire protection tanks.

What Is a Fire Protection Tank

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

Fire Tanks for both Commercial and Residential

Both commercial and residential properties can benefit from fire protection tanks. The only difference in the tank between commercial and residential is the capacity and material they are made from.

Tanks can be customized for valves and connections during manufacturing. You must state the connections and valves you want along with sizes.

Fire tanks should be one part of a fire protection plan. You need enough capacity to protect your structures and land. Other parts of a fire protection plan should include:

Doing these can help you keep your fire insurance premiums down. It can also help you keep your insurance for fire. Recently the fire insurance premiums have begun to rise dramatically and some policies have been cancelled.

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Water Storage Tanks in Santa Barbara County

Water storage tanks in Santa Barbara County have several uses that include:

As with fire protection tanks, each tank should be clearly marked. Fire protection tanks must be clearly marked as it is part of the regulations. The main difference in how the tank is used has to do with the liners. The liner for drinking water will be different from the liner for wastewater.

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

All local, county, and state fire code requirements for water tanks must be followed. Know your local and county codes for Santa Barbara County.

You can make sure that your fire prevention plan meets community standards by comparing it with Community Wildfire Protection Plans for Santa Barbara

Have questions concerning sprinkler systems or other fire preparedness ask the Santa Barbara Fire Department.

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NFPA-22 Compliant Water Tanks

The NFPA-22 is a code that covers the blueprint, manufacturing, maintenance, and installation of a tank. This code also covers connections to the tanks.


Steel Bolted or Poly Tanks Available for Fire protection in Santa Barbara County

Steel bolted and poly tanks are available for fire protection in Santa Barbara County.

How do you choose which to use? The main difference is the capacity of the two. The steel bolted tanks have a larger capacity. These tanks start around 4,000 gallons and go up to 2,868,000 gallons. They are compliant with all local, county, and state regulations. They are also NFPA-22 compliant.

Generally commercial properties will choose the steel bolted tanks because they have more structures to protect. They also have expensive equipment and supplies they need to protect from fire.

The poly tanks are smaller capacities that begin around 400 gallons and go up to around 15,000 gallons. Residential and small private farms will usually choose this type of tank. With fewer structures, equipment, and supplies to protect this size does very well.

In some instances a combination of both steel bolted and poly tanks may be used. It depends on how far the things you need to protect are spread out. The capacity size also depends on the sprinkler systems. You must have proper flow.

Remember if you wish to have connections or valves in the tanks you must choose those when the tank is being manufactured.

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