Accession Number : AD0642243

Title :   FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Summary of research rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Labes,Willis G.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : A study was designed to evaluate public fire fighting operations. Information was developed on how fire fighting operations are performed under a variety of field conditions. The primary body of data consists of information extracted from reports on seventy-three (73) fires. Useful correlations between the following parameters are presented: (a) Water Application Rate Density for Control vs Fire Area; (b) Water Application Rate for Control vs Fire Area; (c) Fire Control Time vs Fire Area; (d) Man-Hours Expended for the Complete Fire Fighting Operation vs Fire Area. In this case the fire area represents the maximum floor area of the space involved in the fire. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRE SAFETY, URBAN AREAS), BUILDINGS, MANPOWER, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS, FLOORS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, POPULATION, FLAME PROPAGATION, STRUCTURES, WALLS, ROOFS, MATERIALS, FLAMMABILITY, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, CIVIL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE