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1 Running Head: Part 8: Scenario-Based Case Study Damean Williamson Columbia Southern University MOS 5301 Part 8: Scenario-Based Case Study
2 Running Head: Part 8: Scenario-Based Case Study Section I Executive Summary A warehouse facility and distribution facility that stored coffee, food commodities, household chemicals and cleaning products went up in flames. It had a fire suppression system designed for non-combustibles. Over time the storage facility started storing products other than what it was classified for. Due to flooding the warehouse was without power for several day, which caused workers to improvise and head lamps, handheld lights and generators to supply light and power. Because of the low light conditions, a worker operating a forklift hit a main beam in the warehouse, damaging it to the point where it needed to be fixed, by means of welding Fire behavior can impact the benefits of a fire protection system in many ways, a fire protection system is utmost beneficial in any building. There is mixed information available when it comes to the reliability in regard to the benefit of fire protection systems.to support the use of sprinkler systems, data in the past was collected from fire incident statistics. “Analyzing data from fire incidents that occurred from 2003-2006 in U.S. homes, Hall determined fatal casualty rates in homes without operating smoke detectors to be 1.10 deaths per 100 reported fires compared to 0.52 deaths per 100 fire incidents with operating smoke detectors, a decrease of more than 50%. In a study by Milke, et al.,3 the effectiveness of sprinklers and smoke detectors was assessed via an analysis of approximately 200,000 U.S”

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