TECHNICAL FOCUS: Fire Precautions in Buildings

Fire protection is intended to firstly, and most importantly, preserve life and then to preserve property. It is also there to prevent the passage and spread of smoke and fire to allow for the safe escape of any occupants. Fire protection is also intended to reduce the amount of damage caused to the building structure and lastly, reduce the risk to the emergency services. It is, therefore, essential that effective fire-stopping is in place to contain a fire at its source. This then reduces its effect on the primary building structure.

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