Fire protection tanks are a necessity for some states. California is one such state. Fire protection tanks are great for rural and semi-rural areas that do not have hydrants.
If you have never experienced a wildfire you can’t imagine the fear it causes or the devastation that it incurs. The devastation that wildfires create is extremely costly.
With every passing year the fire season seems to become longer. If it continues to go this way it will be all year long.
In 2015, wildfires ravaged the west coast. The Valley Fire that hit Northern California was brutal when it came to loss of life and property. The fire cost roughly 1.5 billion dollars.
Two years later in 2017 the wildfires in California cost $18.0 billion for the fire season. On top of the financial cost there were homes and lives lost during the fire season.
The 2019 fire season saw 7,860 fires that burned about 259,823 acres. The cost was less than previous years at 163 million dollars.
The estimated cost of the 2021 fire season was 70 to 90 billion dollars.
As you can see the wildfires are not only costly financially but also destructive to land and buildings. Not to mention the lives lost.
That is why fire protection tanks are so vital to states like California, Oregon, and other western states. There have been times the wildfires have spread into Utah as well.
California has a law that requires all new businesses have a fire prevention plan that includes fire protection tanks. Even businesses inside the city limits must have a fire protection tank as a source of standby water. The fire prevention plan should include the following:
The fire prevention plan along with fire protection tanks can save you from a total loss. It can also prevent loss of life during a wildfire.
A fire prevention tank and fire prevention plan can help keep your insurance premium lower. You can check with your local fire department on what the requirements are for a fire protection tank.
So, should you get above or in ground fire protection tanks? That differs on how much land space you have and how it is being utilized. A 50,000 gallon tank will use a 25 feet wide plot of land and be as high as 24 feet. On the other hand an underground tank leaves the land space for other things. Things like buildings or crops can use that space.
Fiberglass Tank Solutions make the best fire protection tanks for both above and in ground. The tanks are totally airtight. They adhere to all the standards including the NFPA standards. They are made to order under strict guidelines.
Their tanks can be used for the following applications:
Fiberglass is an excellent textile for fire prevention tanks. The benefits of Fiberglass Tank Solutions include:
Where is fiberglass tanks employed? Two places as examples are Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC and Fire Suppression tank in Seminole, OK. Both of these places using the fiberglass tanks have backup water supply for fire prevention to help aid the public water supply should there be a large fire.
Where can you purchase fiberglass fire protection tanks? National Storage Tanks is a trusted dealer of Fiberglass Tank Solutions fire protection tanks.
National Storage Tanks has a knowledgeable staff that can help with you with your fire protection tank size and number of tanks. NST will also install the tanks. You will have peace of mind knowing that your tanks have the proper fittings and were installed correctly.
NST has sizes from 15,000 gallons to 50,000 gallons. For larger size tanks we will be happy to give you a quote for tanks up to 650,000 gallons if you need that large of a fire prevention tank.
When you order your tank, tell us how it will be used and what accessories you want on it. We will make it with those accessories for you. Check with your local fire department on what accessories for fire protection are needed and what size. Then
Remember your fire prevention plan should have a fire protection tank in the plan. It may be you total water supply for fire prevention or a backup to the municipal water supply.
If you would like a quote or have questions, contact us. Our staff will answer your questions and help you get the right choice for you.