Document Type thesis Author Name Callery, James Francis Email Address none URN etd-01215-094748 Title Building Evaluation for Manual Suppression Degree MS Department Fire Protection Engineering Advisors Robert Fitzgerald, Advisor David A . Lucht, Department Head Keywords building fire protection fire evaluation manual suppression Date of Presentation/Defense 1998-05-01 Availability unrestricted
Recent improvements in equipment used by firefighters has increased the value of manual suppression in buildings. However, because there is no evaluation method available, the effectiveness of manual suppression can not be incorporated into a fire safety analysis of a building. This thesis develops a method for evaluating manual suppression in buildings. he evaluation is done through an analysis of the paths through a building firefighters will use to attack a fire. The analysis considers the building, fire and fire department factors influencing progress towards teh fire. The fire attack path analysis yeilds a value relating the relative difficulty of a path.
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