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Emergency management and fire protection

The CNSC requires Class I licensees to have programs for emergency management and fire protection.

Emergency management

Licensees are required to have and maintain a nuclear emergency management program that allows them to effectively respond to onsite emergencies. The facility can activate its emergency response organization to ensure that the response is properly supported and maintainable over an extended period of time to ensure the safety of the public and the environment.

In non-emergency times, licensees are required to continually work to maintain and enhance their nuclear emergency management programs. This is done through training, drills and exercises, and incorporating lessons learned from real events and previous exercises.

Fire protection

Licensees require a comprehensive fire protection program (a set of planned, coordinated, controlled and documented activities) to ensure that licensed activities do not result in unreasonable risk to the health and safety of persons and to the environment because of fire. A fire protection program also ensures that the licensee is able to efficiently and effectively respond to fires.

Fire protection provisions apply to all work related to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a nuclear facility, including systems, structures and components that directly support the plant and protected area.

This category includes information about emergency management and fire protection for nuclear facilities.

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