East Coast Fire & Safety

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS & FIRE BLANKETS

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are important for any building or businesses. Having the correct fire protection solution is vital in extinguishing or controlling small fires that could occur. There are a range of Fire Extinguishers that are required for the many different types of fires that one can encounter. Ask East Coast Fire and Safety which one would be right for your business. Extinguishers require regular inspection to guarantee the correct and reliable function in the event of a fire. East Coast Fire and Safety can install and service all fire extinguishers that businesses have installed around the building. We also offer courses and training in the proper use of fire extinguishers that covers which extinguishers are used for which class of fire and how to correctly use it in the case of an emergency.

There are five different extinguishers that can be used to control and extinguish fires. These are Water Fire Extinguishers, Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers, Foam Fire Extinguishers, Powder ABE Fire Extinguishers and CO2 Fire Extinguishers. Each of these extinguishers is used for the several different classes of fires, some can be used to contain multiple forms of them whereas others can only be used on one particular class to eliminate the possibilities of any further damage that may occur.

This is because some extinguishing agents can actually cause more damage if used on the wrong class of fire. For example, you should NEVER use a water extinguisher on an electrical fire. It is important to know the classes of fire and the types of extinguishers which can be used on them.

The five classes of fires that an extinguisher can be used on are simply categorized as Class A, B, C, E, and F.

 

How do you test a Fire Extinguisher?

By Australian Law, it is mandatory that fire extinguishers must be inspected every 6 months.

The following steps must be taken when testing a fire extinguisher and must only be carried out by a component fire practitioner.

Note that the list of steps following is simply a guide on how to test a fire extinguisher. Contact East Coast Fire and Safety about how to test, maintain and replace extinguishers to the correct standards.

Fire Blankets

Importance of Fire Blankets

The equipment to cook and heat food is the heart of your home, can be the productive centre of your business, or the added touch that makes work life nicer for yourself and your staff. No matter where the cooking happens, every kitchen or cooking surface should have a fire blanket ready.Ideal for fat and oil-based fires, a fire blanket well located in your kitchen can mean the difference between a small fright and an out of control fire. Fire blankets are resistant to temperatures up to 500OC, and work by removing the oxygen from the immediate atmosphere of the fire. Cheap, low maintenance and easy to use, a fire blanket is an absolute necessity as part of your home or business’s fire safety plan.

Tips and Advice

Frequently encountered faults include but are not limited to:

Contact East Coast Fire and Safety to discuss the options for fire extinguisher training and courses so your staff can safely use the fire protection equipment installed throughout your building. 

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