2 page essay

 

As part of this weeks lesson, you read TR-049 High-Rise Office Building Fire One Meridian Plaza and TR-082 Operational Considerations for Highrise Firefighting. Using the information you gained in those readings write a paper on the following:

On Saturday, February 23, 1991, the Philadelphia Fire Department received an alarm for a fire in the 38-story high-rise One Meridian Plaza. This twelve alarm fire would take over 18 hours to control and take the life of three firefighters before the thirtieth floor sprinkler system stopped the vertical spread. This was just one in a series of high-rise incidents which demonstrated problems unique to these structures.

1. Considering all the problems noted in the technical reports, which do you believe to be the problem or problems that caused the most difficulties at this fire.

Then, considering the pressure reducing devices that are used in high-rises:

2. Discuss the issues firefighters had with these devices at One Meridian Plaza.

3. Be sure you also discuss the difference between pressure reducing valves and flow restricting devices and what you would do to insure that these devices operate properly.

4. How can fire departments be prepared for these types of fire protection system issues?

Assignment Requirements

Your paper must be a minimum of 2 full APA formatted pages not counting the title page, abstract page and reference page. 

Please see the APA Guides in the Lessons section of the classroom for further information on the proper APA formatting of your paper.

Please create your response in a Word document and upload as an attachment for submission.

All writing assignments must be submitted in APA format and shall include the following:

     1. Title Page
     2. Abstract
     3. Main Body (With proper in-text citations) to include an Introduction and Conclusion
     4. Reference Page (Be sure to pay attention to the indentions for each source)

     Be sure to include a correct Running Head on each page.

All writing assignments must meet the following page setup:

     1. Times New Roman font
     2. 12 Point font size
     3. Double Spaced
     4. 1 inch Page Margins: Top, Bottom, Left and Right (Not 1.25 inches)

These instructions must be followed or points will be deducted.

It is your responsibility to ensure your paper is formatted according to APA guidelines.

I have provided all the necessary APA information in the Lessons section of the classroom.

Please click here for additional Writing Assignment Expectations.

Please click here for a Sample APA Formatted Paper.

Please be sure you look over this Writing Assignment Rubric.

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