Fire Safety Retrofitting in Historic Buildings  


This publication is designed to address concerns about maintaining safety and property integrity, while preserving the distinct historic features of that property. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation encourages the incorporation of preservation issues into the comprehensive program planning developed by Federal agencies for managing their properties, and the procedures recommend throughout this text emphasize the necessity of thorough and early planning for successful and efficient retrofitting of fire safely systems in historic buildings. With any undertaking, however, Federal agencies must take into account the effects of that undertaking on historic properties, as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966,as amended (NHPA).