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Some fundamentals of saving life from fire

Title

Some fundamentals of saving life from fire

Subject

Fire prevention
Fire safety

Description

Safety is a relative term. There is no absolute safety but there is no reason why every structure occupied by human beings should not be built so as to make safety to its occupants reasonably positive in case of fire. How to establish the degree of safety that at law would be called "reasonable" and therefore properly demandable by statute or lawful order is a matter of engineering opinion which is by no means uniform.

Many articles have been written on the dangers to life from fire. Some have been of a general character and others have been more of the nature of a specification for exits. The purpose of this one is to present and explain the underlying principles involved in the causes of loss of life from fire so that those who have occasion to study the subject or are responsible for the safeguarding of human life may gain a more intimate knowledge of where and in what manner the largest losses occur, how death ensues, and the fundamentals of the engineering problems associated
with protection to occupants of buildings and thereby be better qualified to undertake the preparation of laws and regulations for the purpose of providing safety from fire.

Creator

Heller, C

Source

Quarterly of the National Fire Protection Association, Volume 16, No. 2, October 1922. Pages 152-185.

Publisher

National Fire Protection Association

Date

10/1922

Rights

None. In the public domain due to copyright expiration.

Format

application/pdf

Type

text

Coverage

1916-1922 ; United States

Original Format

paper; 34 pages

Files

Collection

Citation

Heller, C, “Some fundamentals of saving life from fire,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed November 22, 2014, http://fire.omeka.net/items/show/599.

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