Fire Safety Video for Offices Excerpt:
Since the dawn on man fire has been a powerful tool,allowing us to cook food, keep warm, and illuminate our surroundings. Butthroughout our history fire has also been a devastating destroyer. Even withmodern fire fighting techniques, accidental fires are still a leading cause ofdestruction, disability, and death. And today’s fires are more dangerous thanever, because when a blaze consumes furniture, carpets, and office equipmentthe materials they are made of can create toxic infernos that spread quickly,and kill instantly. The best way to fight a fire is to prevent it, but firstyou must know what causes things to burn. All fires involve three elements:heat, fuel, and oxygen. Removing any of these will stop a fire. Let’s look ateach of them in greater detail. Fires start with heat which serves as a sourceof ignition. Heat can be generated by many things including open flames, faultyelectrical circuits, overheated equipment, and unshielded hot surfaces. Once afire is burning it produces more heat, and grows even larger. As long as thereis enough fuel and oxygen a fire will continue to spread.