"Fire events provide a unique source of historical data, but only when the lessons learned provide advancements in safety. When these lessons are learned but not preserved, they are often repeated. The purpose of this knowledge management NUREG (NUREG/KM) […] is to preserve the history and impact of the fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (BFN) on regulations and to educate future generations of safety professionals. This is the second report in the NUREG/KM-Series. Fire protection in commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) has been a longstanding challenge since operations began. In the 1960s and 1970s, when most of today's nuclear power reactors were under construction, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) predecessor--the Atomic Energy Commission--began adopting rules and regulations to ensure fire safety."
NUREG/KM-0002; Nuclear Regulatory Knowledge Management 0002
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/