FIRE SAFETY DICTIONARY
Materials, usually flammable liquids, used to initiate or increase the spread of fire.
The explosion of heated gases that occurs when oxygen is introduced into a space within a burning building where the oxygen has been depleted by the fire.
A toxic gas, odorless and colorless, that produced when substances are incompletely burned. Combustible. Capable of reacting with oxygen and burning if ignited.
A way out or an exit.
A number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated from smoke detectors, and heat detectors.
A set of legally adopted rules and regulations designed to prevent fires and protect lives and property.
A drill for pupils in a school, employees in a factory, etc., to train them in the manner of exit to be followed in case of fire.
An apparatus or structure used to escape from a burning building, as a metal stairway down an outside wall.
Easily set on fire; combustible; inflammable.
Fire alarm device designed to respond when the convected thermal energy of a fire increases the temperature of a heat sensitive element.
The minimum temperature at which a substance will burn.
The minimum temperature at which a fuel, when heated, will ignite in air and continue to burn; the mini- mum temperature required to for a self-sustained combustion.
Life Safety Code
NFPA 101, the code that describes the structures, equipment and behaviors that can protect life if there is a re, such as size and location of exits and the need for regular re drills.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire.