Sample Public Administration Case Study Paper on Fire Safety

Even though fire accidents are not very common, precautions have to be taken to minimize the damage in case it breaks out. One of the most common safety measures required is the installation of Fire Sprinkler Heads. The sprinkler can put out up to 20 gallons of water per minute. The water is sprayed across the room thus extinguishing the fire. The system is even more effective as the water is released under pressure hence can cover a wide area. This finally puts the inferno out before the arrival of firemen.

     To effectively control fire outbreak, it should be extinguished before it spreads. The fire sprinkler heads do this so effectively thus protecting even the neighboring homes. The rule is simply curb the spread and reduce the losses that the fire may cause. The decision to have sprinkler heads systems installed in homes was muted in 2004 at Fire Fighters Safety Summit by the representative of major fire service constituencies. This was in a bid to control the fire in residential houses before the arrival of fire men. This is very important in reducing spread to other rooms and neighbors (Beard et al. 18-26).

  One the most common fire engines used is the Engine 265. Since the release of the first engine in 1955, the engine has been upgraded severally to improve its performance. The new features such as the Electronic Fuel Injection that replaced the Mechanical fuel injection have improved the machines efficiency and safety.  Its Super Power Pack option also improved its performance compared to the previous design.  The engine that was first made by Chevrolet Engineer Harry Barr with the help of his friend  Ed Kelley and big assistance from the companies Chief Executive Mr. Cole. With the improvement on most parts, the previous parts and the introduction of the electronic system, the new design is safer and faster compared to the old one.


Beard, Alan, and Richard Carvel, eds. The handbook of tunnel fire safety. London: Thomas Telford, 2005.