FIRE SAFETY: Essay Writing

English_Master April 7, 2016 No Comments
FIRE SAFETY Despite knowing that Fire is a slave when under control, but a bad dictator when goes out of control, people seldom give a second thought about fire safety. This essay elucidates the safety aspects of fire. A major fire that broke out in Dec. 2011, at Amrit Hospital in Kolkata claimed about 93 lives and many suffered severe burns. Similarly, over 95 school children were charred to death a few years ago, in a devastating fire in Kumbakonam, South Tamil Nadu State. What to do when there is a fire? First and foremost, know what type of fire it is. Not all the fires can be put out by water. Fires can be grouped as follows: Solid Fire: Wooden furniture, clothes, etc. Liquid Fire: Petrol, oil, kerosene, etc. Gaseous Fire: LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Spl. Material Fire: Magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Electrical Fire: Short circuit, fire on electrical installations. Chemistry of fire: Any fire is attributed to the concurrent occurrences of the three. Fuel: All combustible substances like solid, liquid or gaseous. Oxygen: Usually the air which contains about 20 per cent of 02. Heat (flame): The attainment of certain degree temperature. These three form a triangle, called. ‘Fire Triangle; FUEL Method of extinguishing are three, namely,...
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