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What Are Passive Fire Measures?

Fire can be a very destructive force. In the wrong circumstances, it can cause extensive damage to property and even loss of life. That’s why it’s essential for business owners to have a plan in place to deal with fire emergencies. One critical part of any fire emergency plan is passive fire measures. These measures prevent a fire from spreading or becoming more intense.

What should I know about this?

At their most basic level, these measures limit fire from spreading beyond its original origin. They do this by creating barriers to stop flames and smoke. There are many different types of measures, including:

  • Fire-resistant doors
  • Fireproofing materials
  • Sprinkler systems that douse the flames with water or an extinguishing agent such as foam or gas before they can cause too much damage

Not all measures are structural; some focus on controlling oxygen flow to a burning fire. For example, some buildings use unique “firestop” technology that stop flames from traveling through ducts or pipes that pass through walls or ceilings.

We hope this information has been useful to you.