Chapter 11. Detection and Initial Actions

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch11

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Detection and Initial Actions, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch11

Author Information

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470863268

Online ISBN: 9780470863282

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Keywords:

  • detection;
  • line-type detection;
  • fire signature;
  • rate-of-rise detectors;
  • detection performance;
  • fire department notification (MN);
  • occupant actions;
  • performance analyses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Instrument detection

  • Detection instruments

  • Detection operational performance

  • Detector reliability

  • Instrument detector evaluations

  • Human fire detection

  • Combined detection modes

  • Level 3 detection evaluation

  • Level 1 detection

  • Instrument detection analysis

  • Human detection analysis

  • Alarm and subsequent actions

  • Proprietary supervising station system functions

  • Central station functions

  • Remote station functions

  • Auxiliary fire alarm system functions

  • Occupant actions

  • Human notification of the fire department

  • Fire department notification analysis

  • Level 3 analysis

  • Level 1 analysis

  • Summary