Provide a 6 pages analysis while answering the following question: Fire Protection Systems. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The government is enforcing this move and thus buildings are required to abide with the fire codes to limit huge losses brought by fire while reducing number of deaths caused by fire.
Fire protection systems should be cost effective to ensure majority of the citizens can afford them. They should also be efficient to enable the users are able to stop fires as fast as it is detected. The systems should be easy to use and should be checked and repaired often thus limit the chances of malfunctioning incase fire is detected (Kleane & Sanders, 2007). The purpose of this essay is to enlighten the citizens on the different types of fire protection systems. The essay will enlighten people on the effectiveness and efficiency of each system and give clear information on reasons behind using different systems to deal with different types and location of fire.
Time taken to notice fire is the most important factor in determining the success of any fire protection system. This is also the first thing that determines the damage the fire will cause. Fire alarm system was invented to ensure fire is detected as soon as it begins or even before it begins. Over the years, fire alarms engineers have tried to modify their detectors to ensure a fast and effective way to identify and alert people in case of a fire. Fire alarms systems relays on control panels to annunciate alarm in the occurrence of a fire. Before 1998, most people used the traditional fire alarm panels (Kleane & Sanders, 2007). Conventional control panel ensured that the fire detectors were connected to a single alarm. The alarms would detect smoke/fire then send the message to the alarm. This move was not effective since after the alarm one had to identify the location of the fire.