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jurisdiction, each station would have its own engine, driver, at least one firefighter, ladder. I personally believe that fire brigades are needed very much so in today’s fire protection and couldcontinue to be vital in the future. These brigades tackle tons of fires that get out of reach of normal fire protection systems and save tons of lives as well. And who would want get rid of that.Level FourFire protection and fire protection systems have many different arms and legs that all fall under the umbrella of deterrents. Fire protection systems are any type of equipment, device used to detect, deter, and extinguish a fire. Many only know about systems such as fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers which sound an alarm and an instant flow of pressurized water to extinguish a fire of any kind. And fire extinguishers which are usually on every floor of a commercial building or facility, these are cased inside a glass box attached to the wall and are taken out, pin removed and aimed at a small fire to extinguish. Others know about fire pumps and how they pump water into these sprinkler systems for use and cannot work if fire pump is not fully operational. But there is a distant and forgotten deterrent which is never discussed and sometimes noticed, the standpipe and hose system.The standpipe hose system has two different variations, wet and dry. These systems are inplace to combat possible fires big and or small. The system is a manual application of easy accessible water and is mainly used in one story/ high rise buildings for water to be accessible on8
Unit VIII Course Project Finaldifferent floors and levels and made up of various pipes that run in and around the facility but mainly found in stairway or hallway close to other fire protection tools (like extinguishers). Dry standpipe systems are pressurized water piping that fire professionals and firefighters can supply their water system and the sp (standpipe) ranges inside the facility and delivers water to hoses. Unlike wet standpipe systems dry do not contain water ready for use and do not have hoses attached, but during an emergency situation like I mentioned a hose is connected by fire professionals and the system can be used. This system could have been very helpful for firefighters settling the blaze before it engulfed the warehouse during the Washington distribution fire. Having some type of system such as this is vital on fire fighters reaching certainnooks and crannies that they could not reach when fighting the fire from the outside of the building.The Wet standpipe system is a system that is readily accessible to not only fire professionals such as fire fighters but also accessible to building occupants, such as employees if inside a warehouse or work facility. This system is filled with pressurized water and ready to extinguish a fire as soon as system is turned on and hose erected into position. Yes, these systemscome with hoses already attached unlike dry standpipe systems. In the case of the Washington