chapter  5
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Hazard Control Hierarchy

Most of the material discussed in this chapter has traditionally been called fire prevention. The term fire prevention, however, implies that the activities are only successful if a fire is avoided completely. This is not the case. The term hazard control more accurately describes what actually occurs. The activities which comprise hazard control do attempt to prevent fires, but even if a fire is not completely avoided, a great deal is still accomplished if lives are saved and damage minimized.