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- Firefighting lift: A lift designed to have additional protection, with controls that enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire and rescue service in fighting a fire.
- Firefighting lobby: A protected lobby providing access from a firefighting stair to the accommodation area and to any associated firefighting lift.
- Firefighting shaft: A protected enclosure containing a firefighting stair, firefighting lobbies and, if provided, a firefighting lift, together with its machine room.
- Firefighting stair: A protected stairway communicating with the accommodation area only through a firefighting lobby.
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