• Fire Access Routes

    Reinforced stable grass fire engine access roads are environmentally friendly and SUDS compliant

    Porous plastic pavers for Emergency fire lanes / fire engine access roads

    Fire engine lane
  • Fire Access Routes

    Reinforced stable grass fire engine access roads are environmentally friendly and SUDS compliant

    Porous plastic pavers for Emergency fire lanes / fire engine access roads

    Fire Access route using plastic porous paving grids
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Fire Access Routes may be public highways, private roads, footpaths or specially strengthened and defined routes through the land surrounding a building or buildings. The route is required so a pumping appliance and or a hydraulic platform can access the event safety quickly and incident free.

The fire appliances commonly in use in the UK weigh 12.5 tonnes and 17 tonnes but some can be up to 26 tonnes so consideration may needed to be given for this top end weight of vehicle.

For the reason that the Fire Appliances can be up to 26 tonnes in weight the SUREGREEN PP range of paver would be the product to consider. The SUREGREEN PP40 paver would be able to provide a stable permeable fire access route, while providing an environmentally friendly, porous, free draining access road that could be gravel or grassed. For guidance on the correct construction profile to give the necessary surface support please see our SUREGREEN PP40 design guideline document.

Also for a Fire Access Routes other considerations in regard to designing an effective and sustainable route would include:-

  • Fire Access routes need to be a minimum of 3.7m wide (usually 4.2m).
  • Turning circles are often needed if the route has only one way in / out.
  • If the route is likely to be used on a regular basis by other traffic then the type of finish for the SUREGREEN PP porous paver range may need to be carefully chosen – Gravel for frequent traffic rather than grass finish.
  • Marking of the route for easy navigation.

Speed control bumps should be avoided and other possible hazards considered to make access smooth and easy.

For further guidance please contact the SUREGREEN Technical team .