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Fire drill

A fire drill is a method of practicing for a real fire in a building. Generally, the emergency system (usually an alarm) is activated and the building is activated as though a real fire had occurred. Usually, the time it takes to evacuate is measured to ensure that it occurs within a reasonable length of time.

The term is also used, sometimes, to refer to the practice of rubbing two sticks together to create sparks, and therefore fire.



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