Fire Fighting System

fire fighting team

Personnel in these teams provide fire-prevention and fire-protection services for deployed forces in stability operations and support operations. The teams are used when host nation (HN) fire-protection support cannot provide adequate protection or is nonexistent. The teams protect internal and external (HN and other US services) Army assets. They maintain fireprotection equipment, advise the higher …

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safety symbols

The safety signs presented in this chapter are related to situations of fire and panic generators. Therefore, those which indicate means of evacuation will be addressed, as well as those which indicate fire-fighting equipment, in view of Portuguese and International norms which havecommon aspects, such as colour and forms. In addition, there are also graphic …

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extinguishing agents

There are various extinguishing agents which have a specific action on each of the four elements stated above (Tetrahedron of fire), which are used to manufacture the first intervention devices (portable extinguishers, detection devices and networks). The selection of the appropriate agent fundamentally depends on the fire class and the characteristics of the combustible element, …

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fire extinguisher operation

Pull/remove the locking pin. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Press the lever down. Starting from the edge of the fire sweep the nozzle from side to side advancing ahead.

classification of fire

On the basis of the type of fuel, fires are classified into the following : Class A Fires solid combustible materials of organic nature such as wood, paper, rubber, plastics, etc. Class B Fires flammable liquids Class C Fires flammable gases under pressure including liquefied gases. Class D Fires combustible metals, such as magnesium, sodium, …

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Fire Department Connection

Connection usually by-passes control valve system can be used regardless of position control valve is in. Location: should be one located near main entrance of building, shall be visible and recognizable, located and arranged so that hose lines can be attached without interference.  shall not be less than 18” or more than 48” above grade

sprinklers & sprinkler heads

Sprinkler heads are the key components of the fire fighting system Heads must be suitable in design, performance, application and temperature for type of property it is protecting  Standard heads are marked with SSU (standard sprinkler upright) or SSP (standard sprinkler pendent) on the deflector Side wall heads may be pendent, upright, or horizontal The …

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deluge sprinkler system

All sprinkler heads are pre-opened A signal from a detection device mechanically opens a water valve water fills the pipes and flows from all heads water flows until shut off, system is reset Primarily installed in special hazard areas that have fast spreading fire Usually requires several detectors to activate before discharging. Pipes in protected …

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