Chapter 2. Fire Defenses

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch2

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Fire Defenses, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch2

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:

  • fire defenses;
  • proprietary supervising station fire alarm systems;
  • auxiliary fire alarm system;
  • automatic sprinkler system;
  • life safety;
  • trained building fire brigade;
  • exit access and exit discharge;
  • functional performance evaluations;
  • building architecture and construction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Building fire defenses

  • Active fire defenses

  • Passive fire defenses

  • Closure