Session 02 - Fire Safety Management.pdf - MECH3430 Fire Protection in Buildings Dr Benjamin P.L Ho Department of Mechanical Engineering(contact

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MECH3430 Fire Protection in Buildings Dr. Benjamin P.L. Ho Department of Mechanical Engineering (contact: [email protected])
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Fire Safety Management A General Overview 2
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Fire Safety Management The concept of fire safety management is derived from the three main objectives of ‘Fire Safety Design’ Life Safety Prevent and minimize life loss in the event of a fire Property Protection Minimize property loss due to fire and/or due to firefighting operations Continuation of Building Operations Allow for continuation of building operations after the fire is extinguished 3
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Tactics for Fire Safety Design Prevention Communication Containment Escape Extinguishment Destruction Death Life Safety Property Protection success success success success success success success failure failure failure failure failure failure success Source: Fire from First Principles, P. Stollard, 4 th Ed., Routledge, 2014 4
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Tactics for Fire Safety Design Prevention ensures fires do not start by preventing ignition and controlling fuel sources (e.g. no naked fire allowed in non- designated areas like gas stations) proper design of building services systems (e.g. properly sized electric cables to prevent overheating) avoid human error and carelessness (e.g. smoking in bed, cooking) Fuel Limitation reduction of fire load (e.g. statutory requirements on
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