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Active operation by man or technical installation in purpose to extinguish a fire. There are mainly 4 extinguishing methods based on the Fire Triangle(Triangle made by the thre elements that must be present in order to start a fire) and Tetrahedron (tetrahedron made by the three elements of the fire triangle and a fourth element called "chemical chain reaction", all of them needed in a fire to continue) approaches:
Different elements are necessary to extinguish a fire: