SUITABILITY OF THE APPLICATION OF FIRE DRILL IN THE PREVENTION OF MARKET FIRE. (A CASE STUDY OF MARKETS IN OWERRI).
Fire safety in market is determined by a number of factors: the provisions of means of regulation against fire out break, the ability for a building to resist the effects of fire and to minimize the spread of fire and smoke and the provision of means of access to enable fire-fighters to effect rescue and fight fire.
Building (Planning) Regulations which include the requirements for fire resisting construction, means of escape and means of access for fire fighting and rescue to market. In addition, it also provides guidelines on the testing standards for the fire properties of building elements and components, fire safety management of market and the alternative approach in fire safety design, i.e. fire engineering approach.
Research Methodology: The aim of this chapter is to briefly intimate the reader with various research designs used by the researchers. And Chi-square were used to analyse the techniques used.
presentation, analysis and interpretation of data: This chapter deals with the presentations, analysis and interpretation of the da8ta collected. The data collected will be used to answer the research questions and test the hypothesis.
In conclusion Fire drills in markets are usually conducted as a part of orientation program for traders latter the drills are supplemented with in service training for the traders personnel, including the emergency procedures.
According to Bryman and Bell (2003) in the research work of Omoniyi (2011), Fire safety and evacuation plans outline traders duties and responsibilities in time of emergency. Ongoing training is required to help ensure that traders is aware of those duties and responsibilities. Fire drills serve as an opportunity for traders members to demonstrate, under simulated fire conditions, that they can perform those duties and responsibilities safely and efficiently. It’s also a time for them to show that they are aware of defend-in-place strategies and can take advantage of your facility’s fire safety features and egress facilities to protect the people in their care. Fire drills are more than an exercise designed to evaluate traders response to a simulated emergency. They are also a test of your facility’s fire safety/evacuation plans and traders training programs. Not all fire drills run smoothly. That’s okay, so long as traders and management learn from them and correct mistakes made. It’s important, therefore, that there be a critique of each drill so that any problems encountered can be addressed. Perhaps the problems are due to incomplete or outdated fire safety/evacuation plans. Perhaps there’s a need for additional traders training.