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
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
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 impede escape in the event a fire occurs.
safety is often a component of building safety.
Those who inspect buildings for violations of the Fire Code and go into schools
to educate children on Fire Safety topics are fire department members known as Fire Prevention Officers. The
Chief Fire Prevention Officer or Chief of Fire Prevention will normally train
newcomers to the Fire Prevention Division and may also conduct inspections or