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A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. [1]

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Acetylene (systematic name: ethyne) is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2.

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Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Aplastic anemia

Aplastic anaemia is a rare disease in which the bone marrow and the hematopoietic stem cells that reside there are damaged.

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Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Blue light (pyrotechnic signal)

Blue light is an archaic signal, the progenitor of modern pyrotechnic flares.

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Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20.

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Calcium carbide

Calcium carbide is a chemical compound with the chemical formula of CaC2.

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Calcium phosphide

Calcium phosphide (CP) is the inorganic compound with the formula Ca3P2.

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Charcoal is the lightweight black carbon and ash residue hydrocarbon produced by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances.

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Combustion, or burning, is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel (the reductant) and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products, in a mixture termed as smoke.

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Controlled burn

A controlled or prescribed burn, also known as hazard reduction burning, backfire, swailing, or a burn-off, is a wildfire set intentionally for purposes of forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement.

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A countermeasure is a measure or action taken to counter or offset another one.

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Dark territory

Dark territory is a term used in the North American railroad industry to describe a section of running track not controlled by signals.

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A driptorch is a tool used in wildfire suppression, controlled burning, and other forestry applications to intentionally ignite fires by dripping flaming fuel onto the ground.

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Escape fire

An escape fire is a fire lit to clear an area of vegetation in the face of an approaching wildfire when no escape exists.

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An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases.

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Explosives shipping classification system

A matrix of the United Nations explosives shipping classification system and examples of typical materials.

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A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations.

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Flare gun

A flare gun, also known as a Very pistol or signal pistol, is a large-bore handgun that discharges flares.

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Infrared homing

Infrared homing is a passive weapon guidance system which uses the infrared (IR) light emission from a target to track and follow it.

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Magnesium is a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12.

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Martha Coston

Martha Jane Coston (December 12, 1826 – July 9, 1904) was an inventor and businesswoman best known for her invention of the Coston flare, a device for signaling at sea.

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Phosphine (IUPAC name: phosphane) is the compound with the chemical formula PH3.

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A pistol is a type of handgun.

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Potassium nitrate

Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula KNO3.

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Potassium perchlorate

Potassium perchlorate is the inorganic salt with the chemical formula KClO4.

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Pyrotechnic colorant

A pyrotechnic colorant is a chemical compound which causes a flame to burn with a particular color.

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Pyrotechnic composition

A pyrotechnic composition is a substance or mixture of substances designed to produce an effect by heat, light, sound, gas/smoke or a combination of these, as a result of non-detonative self-sustaining exothermic chemical reactions.

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Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Railroad tie

A railroad tie/railway tie/crosstie (North America) or railway sleeper (Britain, Ireland, South Asia, Australasia, and Africa) is a rectangular support for the rails in railroad tracks.

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Sawdust or wood dust is a by-product or waste product of woodworking operations such as sawing, milling, planing, routing, drilling and sanding.

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Shell (projectile)

A shell is a payload-carrying projectile that, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot.

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Sinking of the RMS Titanic

sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

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SOLAS Convention

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime treaty which sets minimum safety standards in the construction, equipment and operation of merchant ships.

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Song dynasty

The Song dynasty (960–1279) was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.

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Strontium nitrate

Strontium nitrate is an inorganic compound made of the elements strontium and nitrogen with the formula Sr(NO3)2.

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Sulfur or sulphur is a chemical element with symbol S and atomic number 16.

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United States Life-Saving Service

The United States Life-Saving Service was a United States government agency that grew out of private and local humanitarian efforts to save the lives of shipwrecked mariners and passengers.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Wilderness or wildland is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by human activity.

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Wildfire suppression

Wildfire suppression is a range of firefighting tactics used to suppress wildfires.

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Yangzhou, formerly romanized as Yangchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu Province, China.

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Yuan dynasty

The Yuan dynasty, officially the Great Yuan (Yehe Yuan Ulus), was the empire or ruling dynasty of China established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan.

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, formerly romanized as Chekiang, is an eastern coastal province of China.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flare

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