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  • Fire Police

    Special constables attached to a fire department, tasked with ensuring the safety and security of emergency scenes as well as general assistance to the fire department and other agencies.

  • Fire prevention

    Fire safety; standards for minimizing fire hazards. In some departments also the name of the division tasked with promoting fire safety and fire code compliance in the community.

  • Fire Prevention Week

    An annual observation of fire safety education in the United States and Canada, often involving lectures or demonstrations by firefighters, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, since 1925.

  • Fire Pump

    Water pump on a piece of fire apparatus.

  • Fire pump

    a pump installed in a building specifically for sprinkler and standpipe water systems.

  • Fire rake

    A rake with sharpened teeth instead of blades, for raking fire breaks. A McLeod tool.

  • Fire Retardant

    Chemical applied to material or another substance that is designed to retard ignition or the spread of fire

  • Fire Retardant

    Chemical applied to material or another substance that is designed to retard ignition or the spread of fire

  • Fire retardant

    Any substance (except plain water) that by chemical or physical actions reduces flammability of fuels or slows their rate of combustion. See retardant slurry, AFFF, and Foam as examples.

  • Fire Risk

    Probability that a fire wall occur and the potential for harm it will create

  • Fire Risk

    Probability that a fire wall occur and the potential for harm it will create

  • Fire Separation

    Horizontal or vertical assembly of fire-resistant materials that is designed to impede or slow the spread of fire

  • Fire Separation

    Horizontal or vertical assembly of fire-resistant materials that is designed to impede or slow the spread of fire

  • Fire shelter

    An aluminized tent offering protection by means of reflecting radiant heat and providing a volume of breathable air in a fire entrapment situation. Carried as a safety tool, fire shelters should only be used in life-threatening situations, as a last Read on! →

  • Fire shirt

    Distinctive yellow shirts made of Nomex or other lightweight materials of low combustibility, used as uniform PPE of wildland firefighters, and more recently available in other colors (red, khaki, blue, etc.).

  • Fire station

    A structure which, in addition to housing apparatus and equipment, often includes living quarters and training facilities for the use of firefighting personnel when on-duty.

  • Fire station alert system

    fire department dispatching system using radio controls to activate remote signals at designated fire stations and to transmit emergency information via audio or digital channels.

  • Fire Stream

    Stream of water or other water-based extinguishing agent after it leaves the fire hose and nozzle until it reaches the desired point.

  • Fire streams

    Water (possibly mixed with foam) emitted at nozzle and directed at burning materials.

  • Fire tetrahedron

    The fire tetrahedron is based on the components of igniting or extinguishing a fire. Each component represents a property necessary to sustain fire

  • Fire trail

    Australian term for fireroad, road built specifically for access for "fire management purposes".

  • Fire triangle

    An outdated model for understanding the major components necessary for fire

  • Fire wall

    Building structure designed to delay horizontal spread of a fire from one area of a building to another; often regulated by fire code and required to have self-closing doors, and fireproof construction.

  • Fire Wall

    Wall with a specified degree of fire resistance that is designed to prevent the spread of fire within a structure or between adjacent structures

  • Fire Wall

    Fire rated wall with a specified degree of fire resistance, built of fire-resistive materials and usually extending from the foundation up to and through the roof of a building, that is designed to limit the spread of a fire within Read on! →

  • Fire Wall

    Wall with a specified degree of fire resistance that is designed to prevent the spread of fire within a structure or between adjacent structures

  • Fire warden

    Appointed post for issuing rural fire permits in a given jurisdiction and maintaining equipment and manpower readiness for responding to wildland fires.

  • Fire watch

    Fixed or mobile patrols that watch for signs of fire or fire hazards so that any necessary alarm can be quickly raised or preventive steps taken. Commonly established at commercial or multi-occupancy structures if the fire alarm system is out Read on! →

  • Fire weather

    weather conditions that affect fire vulnerability, fire behavior and suppression.

  • Fire whirl

    a tornado-like vortex that forms from the stretching of vorticity due to the interaction of air flowing towards and upwards in a fire.

  • Fire-Prevention Code

    Body of law enacted for the purpose of enforcing fire prevention and life-safety regulations

  • Fire-Prevention Code

    Body of law enacted for the purpose of enforcing fire prevention and life-safety regulations