Fire Control

Fire control is the practice of reducing the heat output of a fire, or reducing the area over which the fire exists, or suppressing or extinguishing the fire by depriving a fire of fuel, oxygen or heat (see fire triangle).

The classification below relates to the United States of America. Different classifications exist in other countries.

Read more about Fire Control:  Class-A Fires, Class-B Fires, Class-C Fires, Ventilation

Other articles related to "fire control, fires, fire, controls":

Ship Gun Fire-control System - British Royal Navy Systems
... Dreyer Table Pollen's Argo Clock Admiralty Fire Control Table - from 1920s HACS - A/A system from 1931 Fuze Keeping Clock - simplified HACS A/A system for destroyers from 1938 Pom-Pom Director ...
Fire Control - Ventilation
... Fires can spread through the interior of a structure as the hot gases spread due to the expansion of the gases as a result of the combustion ... Some fires can be partially controlled by venting these gases to the outside through manufactured heat vents in the structure's roof, or by the fire department ...
Ship Gun Fire-control System - US Navy Systems - MK 38 Gun Fire Control System - Plotting Room
... Mark 41 Stable Vertical, Mk13 FC Radar controls and displays, Parallax Correctors, Fire Control Switchboard, battle telephone switchboard, battery status indicators, assistant Gunnery Officers, and Fire Control ... was to continuously calculate the gun's bearing and elevation, Line-Of-Fire (LOF), to hit a future position of the target ... and deflection Spots and target altitude (not zero during Gun Fire Support) were manually entered ...
Tachymetric Anti-aircraft Fire Control System
... A tachymetric anti-aircraft fire control system generates target position, speed, direction, and rate of target range change, by computing these parameters directly from ... feed these estimates, along with the measured bearing and range data, into the AA fire control computer which then generates change of bearing rate, and change ... An example of tachometric AA fire control would be the USN Mk 37 system ...
Ship Gun Fire-control System - US Navy Systems - MK 86 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS)
... The US Navy desired a digital gun fire-control system in 1961 for more accurate shore bombardment ... Electronics produced a prototype with AN/SPQ-9 radar fire control in 1965 ... The Mk 86 on Aegis-class ships controls the ship's 5"/54 caliber Mk 45 gun mounts, and can engage up to two targets at a time ...

Famous quotes containing the words control and/or fire:

    Not being able to control events, I control myself; and I adapt myself to them, if they do not adapt themselves to me.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    The tender skin does not shrink from bayonets, the timid woman is not scared by fagots; the rack is not frightful, nor the rope ignominious. The poor Puritan, Antony Parsons, at the stake, tied straw on his head when the fire approached him, and said, “This is God’s hat.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)