Plant fire brigade; application for recognition
The fire brigade of an establishment or facility may be recognised as a site fire brigade at the request of the owner or sponsor.
Plant fire brigades are state-recognised fire brigades of companies or other facilities; they are responsible for fire protection, technical assistance and the provision of security guards.
The government may recognise the fire brigade of a company or institution as a site fire brigade on application by the owner or sponsor.
In independent municipalities with a professional fire brigade, recognition as a plant fire brigade is not the responsibility of the government, but of the district administrative authority.
The government may require owners of businesses and operators of facilities that are particularly at risk of fire or explosion, or that endanger large numbers of people in the event of damage, to set up, equip and maintain a plant fire brigade. The efficiency of the municipal fire brigades shall be taken into account.
The recognition, its withdrawal or revocation, or the obligation shall be made in consultation with the municipal or district fire commissioner and the authorities responsible for the approval of the establishment or the premises. The latter applies in particular to establishments that are subject to trade supervision.
A joint plant fire brigade for several plants or facilities can be recognized if the defensive fire protection, the technical assistance service and the provision of security guards is ensured for each individual plant and each individual facility. The responsibility for the proper fulfilment of tasks remains with the individual enterprise and the individual facility.
The recognition authority or its representatives may check the performance of a site fire brigade at any time; their representatives may enter the enterprise or the facility unannounced.
In establishments subject to mining supervision, recognition and inspection are the responsibility of the mining authority.
Plant fire brigades must correspond in structure, equipment and training to the requirements of the plant or facility and the requirements placed on municipal fire brigades.
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration
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