Fire Protection
and Prevention

Fire Theory
Combustion is an exothermic process between a fuel source and a form of oxygen that produces heat and light.   Sources of fuel can be in the form of a gas, liquid, cellulose (wood), metal, or plastic. Oxygen can be in the form of gaseous oxygen or combined in the form of hypochlorites, chlorates, perchlorates, nitrates, chromates, oxides, peroxides, or other oxidizer.

The combustion process can be in either a flaming type or a flameless (glow) surface type.
The flaming type of combustion is represented by a tetrahedron.   Each side represents one of the four requirements of the tetrahedron, temperature, a form of oxygen, fuel, and an uninhibited chain reaction (very short lived).  

Fire Theory
Flammable & Combustible Liquids
Hazardous Materials Identification
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishing Media
Chapter Test