Outline of firefighting

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to firefighting:

Firefighting – act of extinguishing fires. A firefighter fights these fires to prevent destruction of life, property and the environment. Firefighting is a highly technical skill that requires professionals who have spent years training in both general firefighting techniques and specialized areas of expertise.

Essence of firefighting

Types of uncontrolled fires

Main article: Uncontrolled fire

Firefighting organizations


Fire departments

Unions and professional associations


Training establishments

History of firefighting

General firefighting concepts

Policy and legislation

Operational command and procedures

Firefighting lists

See also

External links