Glossary For Fire Alarm

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FIRE SAFETY PLAN: A document which outlines the responsibilities of the building's occupants in the event of a fire. It assigns the FIRE SAFETY OFFICER, DEPUTY FIRE SAFETY OFFICER, and FLOOR WARDENS and details the requirements for periodic testing of the building's life safety systems (including the elevator, generator, fire pump, emergency lighting, hoses, extinguishers, and sprinkler system). It also contains a list of those occupants which require special assistance, and provides detailed plans of each floor area for reference by responding fire fighting personnel.

FLAMMABLE LIQUID: Any liquid having a flash point below 22.8 deg. C and having a vapour pressure not exceeding 275.8 kPa (absolute) at 37.8 deg. C.

FLASH POINT: The minimum temperature at which a liquid within a container gives off vapour in sufficient concentration to form an ignitable mixture with air near the surface of the liquid.

FLUE: An enclosed passageway for conveying flue gases (usually formed by combustion).

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