Whether you are building a residential or commercial building, one of the most important considerations you should prioritise is fire safety equipment. This precaution enables you to save lives in cases of accidental fires. The equipment also ensures the safety of firefighters when trying to put out the fires. There are several types of fire fighting equipment you should have at your property or facility.
When a fire erupts, the first thing to do is to put it out. This is the purpose of a fire extinguisher. There are various types of fire extinguishers designed to deal with different types of fires. They include water and foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water mist, dry powder, clean agent, and wet chemical fire extinguishers.
These blankets can help prevent spread of fires. The blankets cut out oxygen supply by covering the fires and ultimately extinguish or reduce the fire.
The response time to a fire outbreak can make the difference between saving and losing lives and saving or losing property. An efficient fire alarm system is essential in alerting firefighters through detection of imminent fires — through signs such as smoke. The alarm system will lead firefighters to the exact place where there is a fire.
This high-pressure hose carries a fire retardant foam – or water – to extinguish a fire. The pressure enables the hose to emit powerful streams of water that can put out even a large fire.
This is a powder that smothers fires. The powder is nontoxic and can easily be cleaned. This powder is especially useful for areas that have potential spillages such as a garage forecourt.
This is one of the simplest pieces of fire fighting equipment. The bucket is made of either plastic or metal. You have two options when using this bucket – either fill it with smothering power or fill it with water. All you have to do is dump the bucket over the fire until the fire is put out.
Once your fire alarm detects a fire and raises the alarm, fire sprinklers release water at a constant pressure. As such, it is important that these sprinklers have constant water supply.
This is a water reticulation system that transports water. Hydrant systems reduce the number of hose reels the fire-fighters have to use to put out a fire. This speeds up the fire-fighting process. Hydrant systems should only be used by trained firefighters.