Essays on Fire Safety and Buildings with and without Active and Passive Fire Protection Coursework

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The paper "Fire Safety and Buildings with and without Active and Passive Fire Protection" is a great example of management coursework. According to Flores (1983:11-14), the process of reducing fire incidents and eliminating their frequency and consequences requires the adoption of SARA methodology (Table 1) and 3A model (figure 1). The term SARA is an abbreviation for Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment. 3A model is an abbreviation for Analysis, Assessment and Action-oriented model of community fire safety risk management. Wotham (1997:66-71) suggests that the process of scanning an incident is a subset of data and information on fire incident, their frequency, causes and different agency potential to manage the incident.

Analysis of an incident takes into account details of the incident, time, date, method of incident control, method of incident prevention and possible future intervention improvement for the incident management. The response of an incident refers to strategies that are appropriate for resolving an incident and requires a partnership of different authorities and agencies. Assessment of incident involves evaluation of measures and strategies that can result into efficient response whose consequences should include reduced economic costs of fire, loss of property, damage to the building, pollution to the environment by ensuring ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 series on environment management are satisfied.

Assessment of an incident response tools is affected by a poor partnership between agencies procedures and lack of skills to implement an appropriate response. Introduction Charters (2006:81-86) and Kirby (2003) argue that problem-orientated partnership is the key to community fire safety and is a product of input of different incident management agencies. David Langdon consultancy/Arup fire (1996) points out that community fire safety is an effort towards bringing together different agencies like architects, home designers, ambulance services, insurance agencies, community leaders, fire rescue agencies, environment upgrading agencies and local government authorities into seeking sustainable solutions to fire incidents and formulation of the best way forward to fire risk management strategies.  


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