Fire Fighting Equipment and their Uses

Fire Fighting Equipment and their uses

Fire Fighting Equipment and their Uses

Because of the increasing rate of fire hazards, fire fighting equipment is more and more popular. Fire fighting equipment has occupied a special and unique position in every type of building. In today’s world of technology where we all are surrounded by many fires catching material or substances, fire fighting equipment is the dire need of us. Now for our secure ty from fire, we need some fire fighting tools to prevent any fire hazard.

Fire Fighting equipment is that equipment that is used to extinguish the fire and keep the users or occupants safe from the fire. Fire fighting equipment is of many types. Some fire fighting equipment can be used by anyone, while some fire fighting equipment requires some special skills or training for operating the equipment properly. Some fire fighting equipment is built into the building during its construction such as fire sprinklers.

Fire fighting equipment is composed of thousands of different types of equipment and has different working principles and technology.  

Here is a list of the different types of firefighting equipment that are currently available.

Fire Extinguishers: 

A fire extinguisher is a cylinder that is filled with some fire extinguishing chemical (powder, gas, foam or other chemicals). It is moveable equipment that can extinguish a small fire. The cylinder is filled with some extinguishing agent and during its use, it discharges the extinguishing agent over the fire, which deprives the flame of oxygen. It cools down the burning substance and saves people from massive destruction. A fire extinguisher device is essential for the safety of the property and the life of the people. 

Fire extinguishers are of different types such as 

  • DCP Fire Extinguisher.
  • CO2 Fire Extinguisher.
  • Foam Fire Extinguisher.
  • Halotron Fire Extinguisher.

Different types of fire extinguishers work effectively on different types of fire extinguishers. It is very essential to use the right type of fire extinguisher for smothering the fire. When choosing a fire extinguisher, be sure to pick one that will fight the fires that are most likely to develop in your business or home.

Fire Alarm System:

The Fire Alarm system is made up of many different audio or video devices that warn people about a fire hazard. It warns people when the surrounding has smoke, fire or carbon monoxide or other fire catching substance. The detectors in the fire alarm system detect any hazardous substance and warn people about fire through audio signals. Fire Alarm System is essential for every kind of buildings especially for large buildings where some substances can cause ignition. Fire Alarm System can be installed in Offices, Factories, and public premises. They are part of our daily practice however are frequently neglected until there is an emergency at which point they may save our lives. 

Fire Buckets:  

It is one of the simplest fire fighting tools. It is a low technology method to deal with fire. Anybody can use it to extinguish the fire and no training is required for using it. It is a bucket that is filled with water or sand that can extinguish a small fire. The bucket is red painted and usually, the word

“ Fire” is written over the bucket. The material of the fire bucket is metal or plastic.  

The main advantage of the fire bucket is that it is one of the cheapest fire fighting equipment. It is reliable and user friendly. Users can refill it quickly and can save themselves from fire hazards. It is usually used in petrol pumps to absorb any small fuel spills.

Fire Hydrant System:

The Fire Hydrant system help the firefighters in their operations to extinguish the fire. The Fire Hydrant systems provide a water source to the firefighters so that they can extinguish the fire quickly. The fire hydrant system provides water at extreme pressure that speeds up the fire suppressing process. A fire hydrant system consists of a network of pipes connected directly to the main water supply source to provide water to every hydrant outlet during an emergency. Every hydrant has one or more outlets to which a fire hose may be connected.

Fire Blanket:

A fire blanket is a sheet of flexible material, typically woven fibreglass, used to smother a fire in an emergency. A fire blanket is one of the simplest fire fighting tools that are user friendly and easy to use. It is usually used in the home or commercial kitchens. It is also used in workshops or in a place that stores flammable liquids. The blanket also has two pulling strips that allow quick usability in case of an emergency. When the fire breaks out, the user has to wrap it around the object that catches the fire. This fire retardant sheet cut off the supply of oxygen to the fire and suffocate the flames which eventually extinguish the fire. 

Fire Sprinkler System:

This is one of the most reliable and new technology to extinguish fire. Now the available fire sprinklers are more effective than the previously available fire sprinklers. It contains a network of pipes along with a ceiling that contains water under high pressure. It contains different sprinklers. These sprinklers are the key component of the fire sprinkler system. when the fire breaks out the sprinkler head gets the activation system. When a sprinkler head operates, the water pressure in the system drops, activating an alarm that alert people about the fire. And then the sprinkler head sprays water over the flames with high pressure. 

Fire Hose Reel:

The fire hose reel is a type of fire fighting equipment that provides a first attack measure to extinguish the fire. Firefighters also use them during fire fighting procedures. It consists of the main turn on/off valve, a hose guide, and a hose with a nozzle. The control nozzle attached to the end of the hose enables the operator to control the direction and flow of water to the fire.

Using Fire Fighting Equipment

Every kind of residential and commercial building must have some fire fighting equipment at hand. We don’t know when the fire can start so, we must be prepared for any kind of fire hazards. Fire fighting equipment can help us in dealing with these fire hazards. These equipment can save our lives and property from damages.

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