Christmas/Holiday Safety

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by KariS, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. KariS

    KariS New Member

    Many people at this time of the year decorate a tree in their house, I know I do. But there are dangers associated with this, besides falling from reaching too high. Here is some information regarding tree fires that I found interesting. While this is related to natural trees, artificial ones can also pose dangers if not properly taken care of.

    “USFA partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to illustrate on video the dramatic affects of fire when it ignites a dry Scotch Pine Tree. Within three seconds of ignition, the dry Scotch pine is completely ablaze. At five seconds, the fire extends up the tree and black smoke with searing gases streaks across the ceiling. Fresh air near the floor feeds the fire. The sofa, coffee table, and the carpet ignite prior to any flame contact. Within 40 seconds, "flashover" - when an entire room erupts into flames, oxygen is depleted and dense, deadly toxic smoke engulfs the scene - occurs.”

    For video’s see from: Comparison of Dry Tree Fire With and Without Fire Sprinklers

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