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  • Fire-Protection Rating

    Designation indication the duration of a fire-test exposure to which a fire door asssembly or fire window assembly was exposed and for which it successfully met all acceptance criteria

  • Fire-Protection Rating

    Designation indication the duration of a fire-test exposure to which a fire door asssembly or fire window assembly was exposed and for which it successfully met all acceptance criteria

  • Fire-Protection System

    System designed to protect structures and minimizes loss due to fire

  • Fire-Protection System

    System designed to protect structures and minimizes loss due to fire

  • Fire-Resistance Rating

    Identifies the amount of time a material or assembly of materials will resist a typical fire as measured on a standard time-temperature curve

  • Fire-Resistance Rating

    Identifies the amount of time a material or assembly of materials will resist a typical fire as measured on a standard time-temperature curve

  • Fire-resistant

    Materials designed or treated to have an increased fire point.

  • Fire-Return Interval

  • Fire-Stop

    Materials used to prevent or limit the spread of fire in hollow walls or floors, above false ceilings, in penetrations for plumbing or electrical installations, or in cocklofts and crawl spaces

  • Fire-Stop

    Materials used to prevent or limit the spread of fire in hollow walls or floors, above false ceilings, in penetrations for plumbing or electrical installations, or in cocklofts and crawl spaces

  • Fireboat

    A specialized watercraft with pumps and nozzles designed for fighting shoreline and shipboard fires.

  • Firebreak

    A natural or constructed barrier used to stop or check fires that may occur, or to provide a control line from which to work.

  • Firefighter

    People who respond to fire alarms and other emergencies for fire suppression, rescue, and related duties.

  • Firefighter Assist and Search Team

    See FAST.

  • Fireground

    The operational area at the scene of a fire; area in which incident commander is in control. Also used as name of radio frequency to be used by units operating in the fireground, as in ?Responding units switch to fireground.?

  • Firehouse

    Another term for Fire station.

  • Fireline

    The part of a control line that is scraped or dug to mineral soil. Also called fire trail. More generally, working a fire is called being "on the fireline." May also refer to a "wet line" where water has been Read on! →

  • Fireline handbook

    A small red booklet carried by U.S. firefighters on the firelines, as a quick reference on various firefighting topics.

  • Fireman’s key

    keys used for manually operating elevators during fires to prevent occupied elevators from answering calls from floor call buttons and potentially opening on fire floors exposing elevator occupants to fire. Keys vary by manufacturer.

  • Firestorm

    A conflagration of great enough proportions to noticeably create its own wind conditions.

  • Firestorm

    Extreme fire behavior indicated by widespread in-drafts and a tall column of smoke and flame, where added air increases fire intensity, creating runaway fire growth.

  • first degree burn

    A burn affecting only the outer skin layers.

  • First due

    Refers to either the first apparatus arriving on the scene of a fire or the area in which a company is expected to be the first to arrive on a fire scene.

  • first-degree heart block

    A partial disruption of the conduction of the depolarizing impulse from the atria to the ventricles, causing prolongation of the P-R interval.

  • Fit 5

    Handheld fire suppression device designed to be thrown into needed area. Fit stands for Fire Interruption Technology. Effective against Class A, B, or C fires.[2]

  • Fit test

    Periodic test of how well the facepiece of an SCBA fits a particular firefighter.

  • flaccid

    Soft; limp; without muscle tone.

  • flail chest

    The condition in which several ribs are broken, each in at least two places, or in which there is sternal fracture or separation of the ribs from the sternum, producing a free or floating segment of the chest wall that Read on! →

  • Flame-Spread Rating

    Measurement of the propagation of flame on the surface of materials or their assemblies as determined by recognized standard tests

  • Flame-Spread Rating

    Measurement of the propagation of flame on the surface of materials or their assemblies as determined by recognized standard tests

  • Flameover

    Also known as rollover. The ignition of heated fire gasses at the ceiling level only. While dangerous to firefighters, this is not as deadly as Flashover.

  • Flammable

    Capable of burning and producing flames