Principles of Fire Safety

Understanding the principles of fire safety is important as it helps inform designers, integrators and maintainers (practitioners) of fire safety systems and equipment.  The principles are built on a foundational knowledge and understanding of combustion and the byproducts of the combustion reaction.

In this series of evolving articles we unpack these principles to assist and enable readers to have a better understanding of the topics discussed.

Without a foundation in these subjects, practitioners may not implement solutions that adequately solve the problem for which they are intended. Worse still, a solution could be implemented that adversely affects life safety and property protection.