This refers to the application of scientific methods & techniques to determine the origin and cause of fire once firefighters have extinguished the fire. The practice is similar to the examination of crime scenes in that the scene must be preserved and evidence collected and analyzed, but with numerous additional difficulties and dangers. The investigation..

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”, Preparedness is a sure way to safety.  We however, experience the opposite as panic overwhelms us in the case of an emergency. We should ALWAYS familiarize ourselves with “where we are” and be sure to know how..

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Performance-based structural fire design In the codes and standards reviewed, there is general agreement that the performance goals of structural design against fire are to limit risks to the individual and society, to directly exposed or neighboring property, and to the environment. Satisfactory performance can be demonstrated by engineering analysis or qualification testing. To achieve..

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There is general agreement that the goals of structural design against fire are to limit risks to the individual and society, to directly exposed or neighboring property, and to the environment. To meet these goals, fire protection requirements use the prescriptive format, e.g., they specify the permissible materials for buildings, the thickness of insulation, or..

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Fire safety tips should be practiced often and continuously. But what are the best ways to protect your home over time? We asked the pros and they answered. In addition to having a working smoke alarm (and changing batteries once a year), they suggested smart tips for stopping potential fire-friendly situations before they start.

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