View Poll Results: Do you agree/disagree, that fire prevention is the first step toward fire suppression

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    Question Fire Suppression

    While this is not a scientific poll, I was wondering how many agree or disagree that fire prevention is the first step toward fire suppression. It is for a college course on Fire Prevention.
    Last edited by be58d2003; 01-28-2005 at 05:00 PM.

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    Seems obvious to me. I'll be suprised if anyone disagrees.
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    I completely disagree. If fire prevention works, then there is no fire. Hence, there is no fire suppression.

    Want to reword the question? Maybe..."Do you agree that fire prevention is the first and key link in the fire safety continuum?"

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    If fire prevention works, then there is no fire. Hence, there is no fire suppression.
    I actually must agree with the comment, however... Webster's Dictionary defines suppression as to put an end to forcibly; subdue.

    If we use water to extinguish a fire, this is a technique (tool) used to suppress (subdue) it.

    If we use Fire Prevention (Prevention is defined as; the act of preventing or impeding) through Public Education, this too is a technique (tool) used to suppress (subdue) it.

    Impeding is defined as; to retard or obstruct the progress of (read the definition for subdue below)

    Subdue is defined as; to make less intense or prominent; tone down

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I am saying mine is right or wrong... I am simply trying to get an idea here.

    So, I apologize if I did not word the question appropriately, GeorgeWendtCFI

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    Folks, the poll only has until Feb 12 2005... Please, I'd like to see more votes and, feeback.

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    I put disagree, but only due to how the question is phrased... as George was saying. You might have gotten more accurate responses to the pole if the question had been worded better.
    I do agree that fire prevention is important and key to fire safety, etc.
    Good luck with the class!

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    Yeah, naaaa. I dont think so either. To me, Fire Prevention per sey is the act of educating and changing behaviors, it doesnt stop faulty wiring, stupid women dumping day old ashes beside her garage in the mulch (last night 2am til 5), faulty chimney flues, lightning, cigarettes, other acts of the Great One, etc.. you get my point. BUT, it is very important.

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    I completely disagree. If fire prevention works, then there is no fire. Hence, there is no fire suppression.
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    Good, I like this input. Keep it up, thanks guys.

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    To me, definately the first. Possibly the most important. Our district has a very strong prevention program.
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