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Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. At a certain point in the combustion reaction, called the ignition point, flames are produced. The flame is the visible portion of the fire. Flames consist primarily of carbon dioxide, water vapor, oxygen and nitrogen. If hot enough, the gases may become ionized to produce plasma. Depending on the substances alight, and any impurities outside, the color of the flame and the fire's intensity will be different.

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Organizations relating to Fire

Nordic Committee for Public Inspection of Flammable and Explosive Goods / Tønsberg, Norway / Est. 1979
Fire Safe Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2011
International Association of Wildland Fire / Missoula MT, USA / Est. 1991
Global Fire Monitoring Centre / Freiburg, Germany / Est. 1998
European Fire and Security Advisory Council / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1990
Nordiska Brandförsvarsföreningen
International Firemen's Council / Est. 1900
Australasian Fire Authorities Council / Melbourne VIC, Australia / Est. 1993
World Police and Fire Games Federation / San Diego CA, USA
International Fire Marshals Association / Quincy MA, USA / Est. 1906
Groupement d'intervention des sapeurs pompiers européens / Villeurbanne, France / Est. 1999
Association européenne de psychologie sapeur-pompier / Paris, France / Est. 2003
International Fire Buff Associates / Est. 1953
Nordiska Brandfórsvarsorg Direktrmöte / Stockholm, Sweden
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers / Est. 1898
Commission internationale des sapeurs pompiers
International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America / Roseville MI, USA / Est. 1948
Firestop Europe
International Police and Fire Athletic Association / Est. 1986
European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials
International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection
Nordic Fire & Safety Days
International Association of Fire Fighters / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1918
Africa Fire Mission / Cincinnati OH, USA
FIRE AID / Crowborough, UK / Est. 2013
International Flame Research Foundation / Sheffield, UK / Est. 1948
European Group of Organisations for Fire Testing, Inspection and Certification / Planzolles, France / Est. 1988
International Fire Service Training Association / Stillwater OK, USA / Est. 1933
International Fire Service Information Center / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1996
International Fire Suppression Alliance
European Committee of the Manufacturers of Fire Protection Equipment and Fire Fighting Vehicles / Würzburg, Germany / Est. 1969
World Firefighters Games WA / Rockingham WA, Australia
Eurosafe / Holmfirth, UK / Est. 1988
European Fire Sprinkler Network / London, UK / Est. 2002
International Fire Chiefs' Association of Asia / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1960
European Centre for Forest Fires / Athens, Greece / Est. 2003
International Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants
Flame Retardants Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1990
European Fire and Security Group / Cologne, Germany / Est. 1990
Asia Fire Protection Inspection Council / Yongin, Korea Rep
International Symposium on the Aerodynamics, Ventilation and Fire in Tunnels / Bedford, UK
Modern Building Alliance / Brussels, Belgium
International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames
Association of European Manufacturers of Fire and Security Systems / Zug, Switzerland / Est. 1970
Confederation of Fire Protection Associations International / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1965
Euro-Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disaster / Palermo, Italy / Est. 1983
European Association for Passive Fire Protection / Bordon, UK / Est. 1988
Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Safety Materials Science and Engineering
Institution of Fire Engineers / Stratford-upon-Avon, UK / Est. 1918
International Association for Fire Safety Science / London, UK / Est. 1985

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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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