Should the fire alarm system have been periodically inspected and tested to determine the operational readiness? Why?
On July 19, 1987 an arson fire in a 17-story high-rise hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, killed one person and injured 10 others.
After reading each of this week’s required readings, which include, TR-008 Doubletree Hotel Fire, write a post that answers the following:
1. What were the main components of the automatic fire alarm system in the Doubletree Hotel and what should have been done to correct the issues with that system?
2. Although the fire alarm system was not required, should the installation have been required to meet a minimum design, installation, inspection, and acceptance standard? Why?
3. Should the fire alarm system have been periodically inspected and tested to determine the operational readiness? Why?
4. Be sure to back up your comments by using this week’s readings, and/or other suitable sources.