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Description

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition.

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Organizations relating to Fire

Eurosafe / Holmfirth, UK / Est. 1988
International Association of Wildland Fire / Missoula MT, USA / Est. 1991
European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2002
Food not Bombs / Santa Cruz CA, USA / Est. 1980
Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants / Düsseldorf, Germany / Est. 2002
World Nuclear Association / London, UK / Est. 1975
Lepidopterists\' Society / Edmonton AB, Canada / Est. 1947
International Defensive Pistol Association / Berryville AR, USA
Pacific Rim Consortium in Energy, Combustion, and the Environment / Irvine CA, USA
African Nuclear-weapon-free-zone Treaty / Est. 1996
Nuclear Energy Agency / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1972
International Nuclear Societies Council / Est. 1990
Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
Protocol to Amend the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982 / Est. 2001
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty / Est. 1991
International Aviation Fire Protection Association / Thatcham, UK / Est. 2000
European Association for Passive Fire Protection / Bordon, UK / Est. 1988
International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso / Est. 2004
Energy-Economic Information System for the Latin American and Caribbean Region / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1973
International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance / Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium / Est. 2001
World EOD Foundation / Watford, UK
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers / Est. 1898
Nordic Entomologists Conference / Ås, Norway
International Oil and Gas Educational Center, Richardson TX / Est. 1959
European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1993

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World Problems relating to Fire

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Fires
Inadequate safeguards against fire
Arson

Action Strategies relating to Fire

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Preventing forest fires
Monitoring forest fires
Enabling humanitarian cease-fires
Evaluating fire costs
Standardizing fire tests
Measuring fire prevention
Establishing uniform nomenclature for fire equipment
Risking fire
Mobilizing fire protection
Caring for burns
Increasing fire fighting effectivity
Developing fire management strategies for biodiversity conservation
Training volunteer fire department
Upgrading community fire protection
Modelling bushfires
Using fire detection systems
Improving safeguards against fire
Protecting against fire hazards

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