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The pl anned adj acency

Management Adj acency


of t he housewat ch and t he company of f i ces af f or ds excel l ent audi bl e communi cat i on bet ween
t he di spat cher - housewat ch ar ea and t he company
of f i ces- t he management ar m of t he f i r ehouse .
Bot h ar eas al so f ace t he appar at us st or age ar ea
and have gl ass wal l s, al l owi ng f or vi sual cont r ol
of t he appar at us f l oor . Thi s adj acency of space
i s i deal f or al l aspect s of communi cat i on and deci si on maki ng dur i ng i ni t i al t ur nout act i on .

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6 . Dai l y- use l i ght cont r ol


7 . Cont r ol of over head door s wi t h up and st op
but t ons onl y f or saf et y pur poses ; down but t on
l ocat ed at over head door l ocat i on onl y
8. A compl et e i nt er com syst em f or i mmedi at e
ver bal communi cat i on t o al l ar eas of t he f i r ehouse

age ar ea i nt o one l ar ge, open appar at us ar ea


and t he el i mi nat i on of t he t ur nout gear st or age
f r om t he appar at us ar ea have al l owed f or " cl ear
space" mobi l i t y . The si ngl e open space nowof f er s
gr eat er f l exi bi l i t y i n t he appar at us st or age ar ea
and may al so f unct i on as an ar ea f or t r ai ni ng
and f or st or age of spar e or down appar at us .
Appar at us st or age ar eas ar e now bei ng
equi pped wi t h a sophi st i cat ed f ume- exhaust sys-

Thi s i s t he hear t of ever y f i r ehouse ; i t s l ocat i on,


shape, f l exi bi l i t y, si ze, l ayout , and col umn- f r ee
appr oach wi l l pr ovi de f or easy, qui ck access f r om
al l ar eas i n t he f our maj or concept s i n pl anni ng
a f i r ehouse . These f act or s wi l l pr ovi de t he f i r ef i ght i ng uni t s wi t h a good f unct i onal desi gn f or
r esponse pur poses . The i nt egr at i on of t he l ar ge
ar eas such as t he appar at us ar ea and hose st or -

The Appar at us St or age Ar ea

Fi g . 3 Typi cal pl ans and el evat i on of a t wo- st or y f i r ehouse, a good exampl e of a t wo- way st r addl e
of t he appar at us ar ea wi t h t he " qui et " sect i on st acked over t he appar at us ar ea .

Second- st or y pl an of t he t wo- st or y f i r ehouse .

quar t er s, a manual swi t ch oper at i on can be ut i l i zed and t he f umes can be exhaust ed as l ong
as r equi r ed f or t he comf or t of t he per sonnel .
I t i s r ecommended t hat al l appar at us ar eas

t em. The f ume- exhaust syst em i s act i vat ed f r om


t he al ar m l i ght s but t on l ocat ed on t he f i r e communi cat i ons consol e uni t . The f ume- exhaust syst em
i s capabl e of a massi ve exhaust pul l of 5000
cf m whi ch i s t he equi val ent of si x changes of
ai r per hour . A t i mer wi l l aut omat i cal l y shut t he
syst em down af t er a set t i me l apse . Pr ovi si ons
have been made f or t he manual cont r ol of t he
f ume- exhaust syst em when compani es ar e not i n
a r esponse act i on . A st udy of f ume- exhaust pi pe
l ocat i ons on t he appar at us has al l owed us t o
pl ace i nt ake gr i l l es at opt i mum l ocat i ons f or
gr eat est i nt ake pul l . Our goal i s f or t he maxi mum
el i mi nat i on of f ume- exhaust gases on t he appar at us f l oor . Upon t he r et ur n of t he appar at us t o

Fr ont el evat i on of t he f i r ehouse .

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