Essays on Two Hazards In Leeds City Centre - United Kingdom Assignment

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Running Head: FIRE HAZARDS IN LEEDSFire Hazards In Leeds[Name Of Student][Name Of Institution]FIRE HAZARDS IN LEEDSINTRODUCTIONWithin a city center the fire hazards are many and varied. At a generating plant a quick look around reveals flammable and combustible liquids, some under high pressure. Solid fuels abound in the form of coal and coal dust, biomass, paper and electrical cable insulation. Also, natural gas, which is becoming more popular as a fuel, can increase fire risks. In addition, there are many areas inside a city center that contain very hot surfaces and/or high-voltage equipment and cables.

Hydrogen, which is extremely flammable, is also used extensively in power plants (Rasbash, 2004). All of these potential fire sources are often located extremely close to each other, increasing risks even more. Any failure in a containment system can lead to a serious fire. Most often that we see that a fire was caused in a mall either due to a short circuit in the air-condition system or one of the wires for the backup electricity generators got over-heated and hence from there started a spark which lead to a catastrophe of the place causing loss of life and loss of property.

The picture shows the different fire fighting stations that we have in the Central London. The high number itself is an indication of the fact that such incidents are not rare and need due attention. PURPOSE OF PAPERIn this paper I am going to pick two different hazards that are potential in Leeds City Market and in The train station at Leeds; specifically that have a strong chance of occurring during an emergency in the central city market or shopping mall.

I will then describe management techniques for such hazards. Further I will describe the intensity, time frame, frequency, manageability and impact of such fire hazards. BENEFIT ANALYSIS Potential paper objectives results include: Safe fire suppression at the mall and train station at a minimum cost by reducing fuels and converting highly flammable material to fire-resistant city stands on the periphery of identified city areas in Leeds; Reduced number and size of city center fires, lower resource loss, more public involvement, and a well-coordinated network for fire protection (Purkiss, 2001); Well-equipped and -trained firefighting forces. DISCUSSIONIf a fire does occur, the city market and train station are often more vulnerable than other property types because they are commonly built in the central location and even though they are near from local fire departments, they have a lot of trouble reaching the spot due to congested traffic in the city centers.

Thus, they must rely on their own resources and protection systems to control and contain the fire for an extended period of time (Rasbash, 2004). Utilities' hazardous or valuable assets, however, are not just limited to generating plants.

There are large main frame computer systems that handle vital data continuously, as well as telecommunication systems for both internal business and for dealing with the public. A loss of either or both of these can greatly disrupt a train station’s day-to-day operations. Fires at office buildings and other support buildings can also wreck havoc on city center operations.

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