Passenger Equipment — Fire Safety Standards

Protecting railroad passengers from the hazards from fire has never been more important. The very specialized and technical field of smoke, flammability, and toxicity testing can be daunting to the typical passenger car builder or operator. PDI Rail Solutions’ fire protection engineers, code analysts, and consultants stand ready to assist you in this critical specialty.

PDI Rail Solutions’ parent company, Protect Development, Incorporated (PDI) has been practicing the highly-specialized field of fire protection engineering as a Texas licensed engineering firm for more than a quarter-century. Together, the rail specialists of PDI Rail Solutions and the fire experts of PDI join to provide our clients with not only technically proficient, but also creative, economical solutions to their fire safety compliance challenges.

In addition to our fire protection engineering services, PDI Rail Solutions also provides comprehensive emergency planning and training services. Whether writing a fire safety analysis or emergency plan to meet FRA regulations, or training railroad employees or local emergency first-responders, the consultants of PDI Rail Solutions, and our affiliate company, Industrial Emergency Services, can help.

  • Fire & safety risk analysis
    • To meet FRA regulations
    • Following APTA guidelines
  • Smoke, Flammability, and Toxicity Testing
    • New vehicles
    • Re-purposed vehicles
    • Wayside applications (buildings and structures)
    • Large, medium, and small-scale testing
    • Computer modeling
  • Fire Protection Engineering
    • Fire suppression system design
    • Fire detection and alarm system design
    • Life-safety and human factors evaluation
  • Emergency Planning
    • To meet FRA regulations
    • Following APTA guidelines
  • Training
    • Railroad personnel
    • Emergency first responders

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