Passive Fire Protection (PFP)
Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is a vital component of any fire strategy. It is built into the structure of a building to safeguard people’s lives and limit the financial impact of damage to buildings and their contents. PFP does this by:
- Limiting the spread of fire and smoke by containing it in a single compartment
- Protecting escape routes for essential means of escape
- Protecting the building structure thereby ensuring its sustainability
Passive Fire Protection methods are built into the structure to provide stability and into walls and floors to separate the building into areas of manageable risks – compartments. Such protection is either provided by the materials from which the building is constructed, or is added to the building to enhance its fire resistance.