retiro de seguridad

English translation: >> see below <<

21:11 Aug 11, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: retiro de seguridad
Franja de terreno a los lados de un edificio que se deben dejar como medida de seguridad.
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English translation:>> see below <<
Explanation:
The correct English version depends to some extent on where the building is located.

In rural areas, especially on forested areas where the threat of fire is common, the standard term is "DEFENSIVE SPACE," which refers to a strip of land at least 10 meters wide on each side of the building. This strip has been cleared of all vegetation and either left bare or paved with small rocks or gravel, so that a fire cannot cross it.

In urban areas, the paved space around buildings that is left clear for access by fire engines, ambulances, and other rescue and safety vehicles is known as a "FIRE LANE," even though its use is not restricted to fire engines.

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Heather, thank you very much for your help. Jesús
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na>> see below <<
Heathcliff
naSafety recesion
Baruch Avidar
naright of way
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right of way


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Ojala que te ajude! Suerte!

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3 hrs
Safety recesion


Explanation:
Good luck!


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Baruch Avidar
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1 day 1 hr
>> see below <<


Explanation:
The correct English version depends to some extent on where the building is located.

In rural areas, especially on forested areas where the threat of fire is common, the standard term is "DEFENSIVE SPACE," which refers to a strip of land at least 10 meters wide on each side of the building. This strip has been cleared of all vegetation and either left bare or paved with small rocks or gravel, so that a fire cannot cross it.

In urban areas, the paved space around buildings that is left clear for access by fire engines, ambulances, and other rescue and safety vehicles is known as a "FIRE LANE," even though its use is not restricted to fire engines.

Hope this helps!

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
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Heather, thank you very much for your help. Jesús
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