Definition - What does Fire Protection mean?
Fire protection refers to measures taken to prevent fire from becoming destructive, reduce the impact of an uncontrolled fire, and save lives and property.
Fire protection measures can include:
- Implementing safety planning practices and drills
- Providing education on fire risks and safety
- Conducting research and investigations
- Safety planning
- Fire-resistant building construction materials and practices
- Safe operations
- Training and testing of mitigating systems
Safeopedia explains Fire Protection
There are three basic essentials of fire protection:
- Study of Fire: To learn the causes of fire, fire extinguishing techniques, detection and extinguishing equipment and their uses, and the rules and regulations related to building construction.
- Active Fire Protection: Includes manual or automatic detection of fire, the use of fire and smoke alarms, firefighting, and first aid.
- Passive Fire Protection: Design of building and infrastructures, use of fire resistance material in construction, provision of isolating fire, fire walls and doors, smoke doors, training of firefighting, signage, markings, and evacuation plans.
Fire protection is an everyday action. The fire regulations in force must be implemented in factories, living areas, public places and transportation. Education on fire and regular fire drills are also major compliance issues.