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Fire Protection

A quick guide to passive fire protection

POSTED BY 18.02.2015,

The main difference between active fire protection and passive fire protection is in how fires are tackled. The tools which make up the area of active protection work to meet the fire head on, hopefully extinguishing a blaze completely. In contrast, passive protection seeks to contain the fire and prevent it spreading to other areas of a building. Fire doors and fire curtains are both active in this area. The structural elements of passive fire protection also work to prevent a building from collapsing. Read more about fire safety.