Fire Safety Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles, codes, and expert judgment, based on an understanding of the phenomena and effects of fire to protect people, property and the environment from the destructive effects of fire.

These objectives can be achieved by:

  • the assessment of the hazards and risks of fire and its effects;
  • the mitigation of potential fire damage by proper design, construction, arrangement, and use of buildings, materials, structures, industrial processes, transportation systems and similar;
  • the appropriate level of evaluation for the optimum preventive and protective measures necessary to limit the consequences of fire;
  • the design, installation, maintenance and/or development of fire detection, fire suppression, fire control and fire related communication systems and equipment;
  • Post-fire investigation and analysis, evaluation and feedback.