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Jan 2011 - Fire & Explosions - How Can One Be Safe?

Presented by Prof. Alfred J. Vella, the talk explained the nature of fire and its connection with the material world. Fire was once believed to be one of the elements but this view has been abandoned. However, the connection between fire and the elements remains sound and this connection was discussed along with the nature of explosions and their causes. Actual examples from Malta were used to describe incidents where fire and explosion led to loss of life and/or significant material damage. The talk helped shed light on the nature of fire as a phenomenon and helped listeners minimize their own risk from fire and explosion which, to some extent, we all face sooner or later.