Fire Department Preplan
Conditions of the Exit Capacity and Corridor
The number of exits at Bud’s Party Corner is adequate as they match the building’s exit capacity. Basing on the assessment of the building’s safety standards, it has four strategically placed exits. The hall has an exit on the backstage, two dedicated side exits and a main front exit. The positioning of these exits is precise since they are all located in areas that require an escaping route. In case of a fire emergency, these exits are located in areas where most people are likely to be trapped. For instance, there is likelihood that the individuals can be trapped in the female changing rooms and the resting room in case of an emergency. The building is well-equipped for such an emergency since there are exits in each of these locations. Other than their strategic locations, the exits are large, increasing the exit capacity in case of an emergency. Bud’s Party Corner is a place that is always highly populated during events. Therefore, in case of a fire emergency, they require large exits for faster evacuation. The building is well-prepared for such incidents since its exit doors are double-sized, which increases their carrying capacities. Exits with large carrying capacities also reduce the number of people that may be injured while evacuating the building during an emergency.
Although the exits match the building’s carrying capacity, their location may confuse people during emergencies. Since most of the exits are located away from the rooms’ visible parts, there is likelihood that the occupants may run towards one exit in case of an emergency. This will slow down the evacuation process due to the increased carrying capacity of the exit. Also, there is a problem with the building’s corridors since they are placed in areas that are likely to have congestion and commotion in case of an emergency. For instance, the point of exit doubling the exit point of the building is bordered with men’s resting room and bar on each side. During an event, the bar is more likely to attract a large number of people leading to commotion and traffic, rendering the corridor impassable in case of an emergency. When an individual is at the stage, the restrooms make the exit areas hardly visible, increasing the risk since most people are located there during an event.