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Active fire protection involves things like automatic fire systems and sprinklers that actively fight a fire when it breaks out. There are other systems too, such as where an area is flooded or filled with foam to put the fire out.

Passive systems can be fire walls which protects an area with metal to enclose a fire and does not allow it to spread.  Passive protection is often built into the design of the building or in an upgrade to an area.