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Running head: PART 2: SCENARIO-BASED CASE STUDYPart 2: Scenario-Based Case Study Toosdiah NicholsMOS 3501 Fire Protection TechnologyColumbia Southern University
PART 2: SCENARIO-BASED CASE STUDYSection I Evaluation on Previous Fire Protection, Detection, and Suppression SystemsTwo of the most serious failures in the investigation of the City of Washington Warehouse are the concern on the installment of fire protection, detection, and suppression systems. When the fire started to break out, there were no noticeable alarms and functional fire detection tools. There was a reported negligence on installing fire pump in the warehouse. Moreover, there were no proper management and controls in placing combustible products which supposedly were not allowed on a Class III non-encapsulated commodity structure of the warehouse. The workers were not also trained with the basic prevention and protection practices to ensure safety in the operations and to the people. In putting the warehouse to operations, there was not even a proper consultation meeting with safety professional consultants which led to the negligence of the ethics of safety management. Recommendations for Rebuilding of WarehouseFor warehouses facilities, fire protection, detection, and suppression systems is primarily important since it can be a source of numerous health risks and safety. Proper installment and maintenance of fire protection systems are legally required protective measures to maintain safety procedures and control hazards during operations and to ensure that the establishment and the people can be protected from emergencies. The safety procedures of warehouses must be valued beyond any compliance to ensure competent safety practices. Generally, fire protection system involves fire sprinklers, fire and smoke alarm systems, and thetype of building construction. Suppression systems such as automatic sprinklers are very important for safety procedures since they act to control the fire. However, in the case of automatic sprinklers, it mustbe backed up with some fire detection and alarm systems because they do not function rapidly the same
PART 2: SCENARIO-BASED CASE STUDYwith smoke detectors. Fire detection systems such as smoke detectors and alarm devices are essential protective tools in order to detect a possible occurrence of fire and inform the authorized personnel to take certain action before the fire develops into an uncontrollable state. Moreover, this can help reduce the possible fatalities and causalities of a fire. Protection contractors.Protection contractors are very important to keep the warehouse being safe from possible fire. The moment that the City of Washington Warehouse decided to include the storage of combustible items, the safety management did not consult a fire protection contractor (F.E.