Principles of Fire Safety

The Principles of Fire Safety series of articles have been carefully researched and written to provide a framework for building owners and people who work within the fire protection industry understand the basics of fire safety.
Russ Porteous
CEO, Firewize
14 Jul, 2019
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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.