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June 20,  a fire broke out at the library of Wat Don Sela School in Ban Pong District, Ratchaburi Province at around 11:00.

 

The Ratchaburi Charity Foundation (Pheng Lai Koh 36) along with municipal fire trucks and emergency teams from Tha Pha City worked together to extinguish the blaze. The swift response from the fire services helped contain the fire, preventing further damage to the school and ensuring the safety of students and staff.
 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

https://fm91bkk.com/newsarticle/32009

 

Pictures: Ratchaburi Charity Foundation

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1 minute ago, Photoguy21 said:

When are strict fire regulations going to be imposed in Thailand? 


So which fire regulations would have prevented this?

 

Fire safety measures are for life safety, allowing persons to escape from a fire and no one was injured, in this fire.


This fire was contained in the room of origin, so the construction prevented fire spread, you are always going to get smoke damage. The alarm was raised quickly, so fast intervention by responders helped reduce the damage.

 

School fires occur everywhere, and damage will depend on the building construction, with injuries rare. Most deaths and injuries occur at boarding schools, which are a completely different risk and current Thai standards for a residential sleeping block in a school requires the same as a hotel/condo.

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Georgealbert said:


So which fire regulations would have prevented this?

 

Fire safety measures are for life safety, allowing persons to escape from a fire and no one was injured, in this fire.


This fire was contained in the room of origin, so the construction prevented fire spread, you are always going to get smoke damage. The alarm was raised quickly, so fast intervention by responders helped reduce the damage.

 

School fires occur everywhere, and damage will depend on the building construction, with injuries rare. Most deaths and injuries occur at boarding schools, which are a completely different risk and current Thai standards for a residential sleeping block in a school requires the same as a hotel/condo.

 

 

 

 

For a start NFPA 100 would give some basics. A sprinkler system may have helped. Overcurrent detection on all CB's wouldn't be bad either.

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36 minutes ago, Photoguy21 said:

For a start NFPA 100 would give some basics. A sprinkler system may have helped. Overcurrent detection on all CB's wouldn't be bad either.


55555 Really, sure you got the correct NFPA code? Did you mean the NFPA 101 life safety series?

 

This type of construction, risk and layout would not require sprinklers for life safety, as there is no sleeping risk. No country would force the additional costs of retro fitting sprinklers, when the benefits are very limited. You are aware of how sprinklers work.

 

You are also making assumptions about what caused the fire, that is not in the pictures or report. 
 

Fire safety is based on 5 principles

 

1: Elimination of ignition sources
 

2: Control and management of combustible materials

 

3: Installation and maintenance of fire detection systems

 

4: Training and education for fire safety

 

5: Emergency preparedness and response

 

 

 

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On 6/20/2024 at 2:47 PM, Georgealbert said:


55555 Really, sure you got the correct NFPA code? Did you mean the NFPA 101 life safety series?

 

This type of construction, risk and layout would not require sprinklers for life safety, as there is no sleeping risk. No country would force the additional costs of retro fitting sprinklers, when the benefits are very limited. You are aware of how sprinklers work.

 

You are also making assumptions about what caused the fire, that is not in the pictures or report. 
 

Fire safety is based on 5 principles

 

1: Elimination of ignition sources
 

2: Control and management of combustible materials

 

3: Installation and maintenance of fire detection systems

 

4: Training and education for fire safety

 

5: Emergency preparedness and response

 

 

 

It is 101 but I think you understand and prefer to nit pick. Whilst they may not be required to have sprinkler systems etc it doesnt mean you cant have them.

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58 minutes ago, Photoguy21 said:

It is 101 but I think you understand and prefer to nit pick. Whilst they may not be required to have sprinkler systems etc it doesnt mean you cant have them.


No I fully understand fire safety and sprinkler, plus when sprinklers should be installed and provide a cost effective fire safety measure.

 

Do you really think this school and every school, should be retro fitted with sprinklers?

 

i would suggest you read a few fire regulations, building codes and fire codes.

 

I fully support the use of sprinklers, where they offer a real life safety solution, but this school does not need them, to recommend them is just over the top and would not be required in any fire code in any country.

 

Please tell me what you think the sprinklers would of added to life safety in this fire, where there were no deaths or injuries and even the damage was minimal.

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