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2 Most Essential Fire Safety Equipment You Should Know

by Brendan Mcloughlin trust for a vital range of home security systems i

Fire safety equipment is used to alert people inside the properties and prevent fire damage. It is very easy to install, operate and maintain. There are different types of fire safety equipment available in the market for commercial and residential purposes. In this article, we are going to discuss the 2 most essential fire safety equipment.


1. Fire alarms:


Fire alarms are also known as fire detectors extensively used to detect the presence of fire and alert people. Fire alarm systems consist of several sensors that work together to prevent fire damage. Fire alarms are classified into several types including


  • Smoke detectors

  • Multi-sensor detectors

  • Heat detectors

  • CO detectors

  • Manual Call Points


Fire alarms are mainly used in both residential and commercial buildings such as schools, universities, retail stores, shops, offices, etc. These alarms are easy to install and they require very low maintenance.


2. Fire extinguishers:


The fire extinguisher is the most essential fire safety equipment that can extinguish fires caused by different types of combustible materials like papers, cardboards, flammable liquids, gases, etc. Fire extinguishers are categorised into different types. They include


i. Water extinguishers: Water extinguishers are commonly used fire safety equipment widely available in the market. They are only used to control class A fires or fires that are caused by papers, cardboards, fabrics and textiles. Water extinguishers have red label colour and they are very easy to operate. Moreover, these fire extinguishers are cost-effective. Areas that need this type of fire extinguisher is:


  • Schools

  • Office Buildings

  • Hospitals

  • Shops

  • Apartments


ii. Foam fire extinguishers: Foam fire extinguishers are water-based extinguishers used to control class A and class B fires. They are the best alternative to water fire extinguishers. This is because foam is a water-based extinguishing agent. They are easy to operate and they require very low maintenance. The label colour of foam fire extinguishers is cream. Areas that need these types of fire extinguishers are:


  • Schools

  • Office Buildings

  • Hospitals

  • Shops

  • Apartments



iii. Dry powder extinguishers: Dry powder extinguishers are also called ABC fire extinguishers as they are used to extinguish class A, class B and class C fires. They come with blue label colour. Dry powder extinguishers can be used to control flammable gases and liquids such as petrol. Areas that need dry powder fire extinguishers are:


  • Welding or flame cutting industries

  • Boiler rooms

  • Garage forecourts

  • LPG dispensing plants


Fire alarms and extinguishers both are used for commercial and residential purposes. They provide optimum performance and require very low maintenance.


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Created on Apr 17th 2021 05:26. Viewed 383 times.

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