Fire Behavior

  1. Describe the 4 phases of a solid-fuel fire
    • Ignition Phase
    • Growth Phase
    • Fully Developed Phase
    • Decay Phase
  2. What is the definition of fire?
    Fire is a rapid, persistent chemical reaction that releases both heat and light.
  3. List 3 states of matter
    • Solid
    • Liquid
    • Gas
  4. What are the 5 types of energy?
    • 1. Chemical energy
    • 2. Mechanical energy
    • 3. Electrical energy
    • 4. Light energy
    • 5. Nuclear energy
  5. Chemical energy
    • Energy created by a chemical reaction
    • Exothermic reactions produce heat
    • Endothermic reactions absorb heat
  6. Mechanical energy
    Converted to heat when two materials rub against each other
  7. Electrical energy
    Produces heat while flowing through a wire or another conductive material
  8. Light energy
    Caused by electromagnetic waves packaged in discrete bundles called photons
  9. Nuclear energy
    Created by nuclear fission or fusion
  10. Fire Triangle
    a geometric shape used to depict the three components of which a fire is composed: fuel, oxygen, and heat
  11. Fire Tetrahedron
    a geometric shape used to depict the four components required for a fire to occur: fuel, oxygen, heat, and chemical chain reactions.
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Fire Behavior
Fire Behavior