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Unformatted text preview: In order to properly distinguish a fire, you must first understand how a fire is created. The image above is called a fire tetrahedron, and represents the four elements that must be present for a fire to exist. Oxygen is required to sustain combustion, Heat is needed to elevate the temperature of the material being burned, fuel is the combustible material, and a Chain Reaction must occur between each of these components for a fire to exist. Removal of any one of these four components will extinguish the fire. Components of a Fire Know Your Fire Extinguisher Color Code Due to the various classes of fire (A, B, C, D, and K) it is necessary to provide the correct type of fire extinguisher for the site-specific hazard and its potential severity....
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2011 for the course NURS 3365 taught by Professor French during the Spring '11 term at UT Arlington.
- Spring '11