Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety measures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the development and effects of a fire after it starts.
Fire safety measures include those that are planned during the construction of a building or implemented in structures that are already standing, and those that are taught to occupants of the building.
You must be aware of fire safety because fires occur. Fires occur so regularly that most cities have full-time fire fighters. Preventing fires and Getting out Safely in a fire are key life skills.
In 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage.
· 475,500 were structure fires, causing 2,950 civilian deaths, 12,775 civilian injuries, and $7.9 billion in property damage.
· 173,000 were vehicle fires, causing 280 civilian fire deaths, 1,075 civilian fire injuries, and $933 million in property damage.
· 662,500 were outside and other fires, causing 85 civilian fire deaths, 650 civilian fire injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage.
(Report: NFPA's "Fire Loss in the United States During 2016")
Threats to fire safety are commonly referred to as fire hazards. A fire hazard may include a situation that increases the likelihood of a fire or may obstruct escape in the event a fire occurs.
SECTION 1- INTRODUCTION
- Principles of Fire
- Source of ignition/Heat
- Static Electricity
- Source of Fuel
- Classification Of Fire
- Principles Of Heat Transmission
- Causes and Consequences of Fires in Workplaces
SECTION 2- FIRE PREVENTION AND PREVENTION OF FIRE SPREAD
- Control Measures to Minimise the Risk of Fire in a Workplace
- Storage of Flammable Liquids in Workrooms and Other Locations
- LPG Fire Presentation Arrangements
- Precautions for Control Of Hot Work
- Electrical Equipment Safety
- Cooking Oils And Fats
SECTION 3- FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS AND FIRE-FIGHTING ARRANGEMENTS
- Fire Detection
- Heat Detectors
- Smoke Detectors
- Flame Detectors
- Fire Fighting Equipments
- Fire Extinguisher
- How To Use Fire Extinguisher
SECTION 4 - EVACUATION OF A WORKPLACE
- Means of Escape
- Assembly Point
- Fire Marshals
- Fire Drill
- Rules for fighting fire
- What should you do if your clothes catch on fire?
- Burns first aid
- No specific knowledge requirements
- To describe the Classifications of fire
- To outline Principles of Heat Transmission And Fire Spread
- To outline the Common causes and consequences of fire
- To explain the various fire prevention methods
- To Identify, Select & Operate of various types of extinguishers
- To understand fire emergency evacuation
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