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of (18) additional items that should be considered in preparing an EAP (Rener, 2013). Theseitems include: the roles and responsibilities, procedures specific to each type of emergency,aiding people with disabilities, training, documentation, inspection and maintenance of buildinglife safety features, drills, and post planning.Workplace emergency practices should be conducted regularly no matter how big or howsmall the organization.Practicing will define the roles and responsibilities of each employeeduring an emergency, to ensure the safety of everyone.Additionally, practicing will help identifyany potential hazards and help address different emergency situations as it relates to the facility.Upon completion of the Washington Distribution Warehouse, consideration should be placed ondeveloping a written plan, procedures and work practices that meet both NFPA and OSHA(2001) standards.After the plan has been developed the employer shall provide safety trainingfor all employees.The employer will also need to determine the necessary equipment to dealwith the hazards in the environment to ensure the safety of everyone.Additionally, employeesshall attend EAP trainings, familiarize themselves with the audible alarms and procedurestoensure a successful evacuation.Lastly, the EPA must be in plain sight for all to see.Water supply system and water pressureNot all water supply systems are created equally.While there are several different watersupply systems and designs depending on the application, they all have one thing in common,they all need water.The NFPA 13 Standard is the Installation of Sprinkler Systems and should be used wheninstalling a fire system.The code covers the requirements for designing a sprinkler system to
FIRE PROTECTION DETECTION & SUPPRESSION STSTEMS11protect structures, this includes the needed water flow for the area as well as the accepted testingmethods.The needed water for firefighting includes the rate of flow, the residual pressure, the flowdurations, and the total quantity of water needed for an area (Klaus, M. J. 2013).Water-flow isinterchangeable with fire-flow, fire-flow is the flow rate of water supplied, measured at 20 PSIthat’s available for firefighting.When determining fire flow rates for water systems we can usenational or international calculations depending on the system.Calculation methods include theInsurance Service Office (ISO) that focuses on basic calculations that look to determine theneeded fire flow in gallons per minute, factoring in the type of structure, the size, the occupancyand the area surrounding the property.The National Fire Academy (NFA) uses calculations thatlook at the needed flow by length and width of the overall floor-plan and multiplied by thenumber of floors of the structure.Both methods determine the necessary flow rates needed andare necessary in installing a water-system.

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