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The basic safety requirements for a fire door include the need for self-closing to avert or minimize the spread of toxic gases or fire. The door should also feature an appropriate latching device to ease people’s mobility and speed up their exit from a fire zone. As pro...


One-hour fire-rated wall boards include Sheetrock Brand Ultralight FirecodeX Gypsum panels, Durock Brand Cement Board Next Gen, and Sheetrock Brand Firecode Core - Type X. Wall board assemblies consist of wood, steel or concrete block framing, insulation and gypsum wall...


According to Wikipedia, fire is a rapid, exothermic oxidation of a material, also known as combustion. For combustion to occur, energy in the form of heat, combustible material and an oxidizing agent like fluorine or oxygen must be present, according to Reader's Digest.


A door-in-door refrigerator contains a magnetically sealed door bin on the outside of the fridge. The door bin serves as a quick-access storage space for food, drinks and condiments. The door bin opens by button and does not require the entire fridge door to be pulled o...


Some other words for fire include blaze, inferno, heat, flames, sparks and glow. The discovery of fire was one of the first discoveries man made out of necessity.


Fire is primarily composed of several gases ignited by a source of heat and exposure to oxygen. Visible flames are the result of the energy given off through a chemical reaction caused by the burning of a fuel source.


The alarm system for fires is not precise or uniform, though more alarms correspond to a more severe fire. An increase in the number of alarms corresponds to an increase in the requested number of units and fire fighters. Each fire department determines how its alarm sy...