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Why do Fires need oxygen?

Oxygen. Air contains about 21 percent oxygen, and most fires require at least 16 percent oxygen content to burn. Oxygen supports the chemical processes that occur during fire. When fuel burns, it reacts with oxygen from the surrounding air, releasing heat and generating combustion products (gases, smoke, embers, etc.).

Does oxygen feed a fire?

Oxygen does not burn. It is not flammable, but it is an oxidizer. Oxygen feeds fire, so it’s dangerous to use around something that is burning because it will help the fire burn much more quickly. However, the risk of a fire or accident is greatly increased.

What is the first step of the fire response?

General fire response procedures must be implemented immediately upon suspicion of a fire. Remove patients and personnel from the immediate fire area if safe to do so. Activate Alarm and notify others. Activate nearest audible fire alarm by pulling the handle down on alarm.

What fire stands for?


Acronym Definition
FiRE FLAMES Interactive Runtime Executable
FiRE Find Inform Restrict Extinguish (steps to take when a fire is discovered)
FiRE Fingerprint Inquiry and Retrieval Engine (University of Missouri)
FiRE Flight Investigation of the Reentry Environment

What is emergency response procedure?

An emergency procedure is a plan of actions to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to a specific class of reasonably foreseeable emergency, a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or the environment. The emergency plan should allow for these possibilities.

What are the steps to follow in an emergency?

Steps to take when an emergency occurs:

  1. Take a deep breath.
  2. Count to 10. Tell yourself you can handle the situation.
  3. Check for danger. Protect yourself and the injured person from fire, explosions, or other hazards.
  4. Try to look at the situation as a whole.

What are the six steps in managing an emergency situation?

  1. Introduction.
  2. Step 1: Assess Your Risk.
  3. Step 2: Survey the Work Environment.
  4. Step 3: Identify Leaders and Administrator.
  5. Step 4: Choose an Emergency Notification System Vendor.
  6. Step 5: Design an “All-Hazards” Plan.
  7. Step 6: Practice the Plan.
  8. In Conclusion.