Part 1: Scenario-Based Case Study
The course project is a scenario-based case study, which will be due in Unit VIII. There are eight assignments for the scenario-based case study (one per unit). You will complete and submit Part 1, Sections I and II of the course project in this unit.
For the course project, you will utilize what you learn throughout the course to solve a real-world problem of what fire protection is needed to create plausible actions, concepts, or inventions to solve fire protection deficiencies that resulted in a large-scale fire in a warehouse distribution center.
From Unit I through Unit VII, you will complete one part of your recommendation in each unit, and in Unit VIII, you will write an executive summary and conclusion. You will then compile all parts into one document as your final project. You can arrange each part in any order you would like before submitting the final project. For instance, this assignment about fire pumps is covered in Chapter 6 of the textbook; however, you may choose to cover fire protection, detection, and suppression systems (completed in Unit II) as the first part of your final project and to place fire pumps after another topic of your choice. You are able to organize the final report sections in any order that makes logical sense to you.
During each part, you will prepare a well-organized narrative consisting of two sections. Only submit the assignment for that unit until the final case study is compiled from all units and submitted as a single document in Unit VIII. However, you should evaluate and revise the recommendations as needed during the process for each previous unit as you learn more during the progression of this course.
This scenario-based case study is designed to draw upon your imagination to think creatively on potential concerns with fire and explosive hazards, fire controls, and fire and emergency management. You should look at fire protection technology in a holistic way. This way of design thinking is significantly different from what was previously designed by thinking in isolation. You will evaluate and develop recommendations to resolve potential fires in the future.
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Through the scenario-based case study process, you will begin developing a tool that will synchronize suggestions to improve life safety. You will accomplish this by utilizing recommendations to improve fire protection after a warehouse distribution center fire.
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