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When I am called to duty God wherever flames may rage Give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age help me embrace a little child Before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of the fate. Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfil my calling and to give the best in me to guard my every neighbour and protect his property and if according to your will I have to lose my life please bless with your protecting hands my children and my wife. Amen.

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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

The Fire Extinguisher is the most effective fire- fighting equipment used in tackling fires at their stage. They are equipment that can be used to put out fires at their earlier stages.

This article is to enlighten readers about the importance of Fire Extinguishers and how they are operated. Fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out small fires, or containing them until the arrival of the Fire Service.

Fire Extinguishers are designed for:

  • Small fires

  • Confined fire areas

  • People who have read the directions earlier

  • Unprofessional fire fighters

Fire Extinguishers are not designed for:

  • Large fires

  • Growing fires

  • People who are unfamiliar with directions

Before you buy an extinguisher, make sure it has A, B, C, AB, or ABC symbols on it.

TYPES OF EXTINGUISHERS

Extinguishers labelled “A” can be used on fires consisting of burning wood, paper, plastics, cloth, or rubbish, simply put, Flammable Solid Materials.

Those labelled “B” can be used on burning paint, grease, oil, flammable liquids.

C” indicates it has a non-conducting agent.  It is used for electrical fires.

D” extinguisher is used on flammable metals.

The type that suppresses all three classes is the one with “ABC” inscribed on it.

OPERATING PROCEDURE

P   - PULL THE PIN:   Some fire extinguishers require releasing pin (to unlock the equipment).  This allows discharge of the unit.

A   - AIM AT BASE OF FIRE:    Point horn, hose or nozzle at the base of the fire. Stand 2-2.5m away.

S - SQUEEZE HANDLE:  This discharges the content.  Some units have a bottom to press. Releasing the handle, lever or button will STOP the discharge.

S - SWEEP SIDE TO SIDE:  Move in towards the fire. After fire is out, WATCH AREA. If it reignites, repeat the process (Remember to stand in favour of the wind direction). 

 Fire extinguishers are not designed for people who are not infamiliar with the operation instructions.

INSPECTION & CARE

Make sure that the seal to the safety lock has not been tempered with.

Check gauge: For pressure type extinguisher, frequently check the gauge. GREEN is a good reading, RED means replace or recharge.

Disposable units are no longer good after any discharge or broken safety-pin.

Rechargeable units: Recharge after every and any use. Have unit checked professionally every year. Have unit pressure test every five years.

IGNORING ANY OF THESE STEPS CAN BE DANGEROUS AND FATAL

Never start reading direction during fire outbreak

Never use on large or growing fires

Never fight fires without an escape route or in a confined area

Never fight fires in smoke filled rooms else you may not locate the seat of the fire

Never fight fires if you are in doubt or your ability to fight it

Never assume the fire is out until the area has been inspected by the Fire Service

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