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Chahardeh I, Nikoomaram H, Miri Lavasani S M. Analysis of Fire Safety in Office Buildings Applying Fire Safety Evaluation System. johe 2021; 8 (3) :19-26
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-686-en.html
1- Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , hani.nikoo@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: Fire outbreaks in buildings have diverse negative consequences for the occupants’ life safety and assets. Determining the level of fire safety is of great help in the provision of appropriate solutions to increase fire safety and reduce the negative consequences. Therefore, the present study aimed to analyze the level of fire safety in office buildings.
Materials and Methods: This analytical-descriptive study was conducted to analyze the fire safety level in office buildings of a car manufacturing company on the basis of three aspects: fire control, egress routes, and general fire safety. This study was performed using Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) methodology and NFPA 101A.
Results: Based on the results, the fire control aspect was revealed to have the best condition in all seven buildings under the study, and they obtained the required scores in this regard. On the other hand, egress routes had the worst condition. In terms of general fire safety, all the selected buildings, except one building, maintained the required requirements.
Conclusion: As evidenced by the obtained results, conducting more than two fire exit drills per year would make the condition of the selected buildings acceptable in the aspect of egress routes. It could also have a significant effect on the improvement of general fire safety. Moreover, installing a quick-response automatic sprinkler system with entire building coverage would enhance the overall fire safety condition in buildings. Furthermore, considering smoke control systems could make the condition of the buildings better in terms of egress routes and general fire safety.
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