Passive fire protection is a barrier or shield, stopping the spread of fire from one area to another. Unlike active fire protection products such as sprinkler systems, fire alarms, fire extinguishers & fire hoses which become active in the event of fire, passive fire products remain non-active. An example of passive fire is a “Firewall” or “Fire-Cell”. This is a fire rated barrier or room, usually with a specific time allocated to fire containment. It is designed to perform that exact task: contain the fire from spreading.