Triangle Shirtwaist Fire System Analysis

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, New York City, 1911 this was a high-rise building. Someone threw a cigarette into a bin containing strap metal material, causing it to ignite, killed 250 employees on the ninth floor” (Sturzenbecker, Adams, and Burnside, 2012, p.9-10). This was a look at a fires that injured and killed occupants. The fire service as a whole has come a long way in life safety and property conservation. The fire service achieved this by adopting rules and codes and improving the fire protection systems. One will give a detailed description of the fire alarm and connection system, smoke management system, automated fire sprinkler, standpipe systems, and foam fire extinguishing systems. Fire Alarm and Connection System Types of devices. There are two types of alarm initiating devices, manual and automatic. According to Sturzenbecker et al. (2012), “the manual alarm devices are placed in structures to allow occupants to manually …show more content…

571). There are several types of sprinkler systems. According to Sturzenbecker el at. (2012), “there is the wet-pipe systems, dry-pipe systems, deluge systems, pre-action systems, residential systems and storage facility systems” (p. 154). These multitudes of systems are necessary because different structures are containing different contents that are hazardous to one’s health. Temperature Rating. According to Sturzenbecker el at. (2012), “operating temperature varies from 135 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. For ordinary room temperatures, a sprinkler with a rating of 135 degrees Fahrenheit is used, if the ambient temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a sprinkler with a higher temperature rate is used” (p. 150). In other words, the temperature rate is based on the building and the contents that need to be

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