Fire protection: fire extinguishers are in every household
The fire red steel container should be free and quickly accessible – and also really to Clear the surrounding flammable materials. Information about the fire, the Pictograms on the device. It is also important that all members of the family (even the kids!) even before the case of emergency, know how to use the fire extinguisher to use – who printed only studied in case of fire the directions for use, wasted valuable time, for immediate use saves may lives and reduces property damage. For private households the foam are quencher well, because they can be targeted to the source of the Fire is directed. Powder as an extinguishing agent can pigeons, however, the environment is a strong one.
Tips for emergencies:
- Basically, you should keep a fire always calm and prudence. Prudence is, to dispense on the fire extinguisher: A burning pan (so your burning fat) can be, for example, the first delete, if the flame is smothered with the pot lid. By the way: extinguishing with water, fires are attempts at such Fat is dangerous because it can lead to explosions. In the gastronomy area are therefore used special grease fire extinguisher.
- If the handle of the fire extinguisher is necessary, always with the gust of Wind from the bottom in the coals and not in the flame spraying.
- Keep enough distance, so that the extinguishing powder envelops the entire Brand.
- Surface fires from the front and from below deglaze, not from above or behind, always be the Fuel, not the flame.
- In the case of drip or flow fire, for example, if burning fat or melting plastics down drops, the burning pool from the exit point at the top to the bottom to delete.
- In the case of larger emergence of multiple fire extinguishers fire simultaneously and not sequentially.
- Pay attention to flashback, Fire does not leave, but to watch.
- Never, the health hazards due to smoke and fire gases under estimate and always on the self-securing is to be ensured.
- After using the fire extinguisher in any case, back to his place, but immediately re-fill it.
Fire extinguisher check regularly
Externally, fire extinguishers change. The effect of the extinguishing and propellant of fires extinguishers in the course of time, however, the extinguishing agent to change its consistency. Regular expert inspection of equipment is essential – at least every two years, the Federal Association of fire protection specialist companies (bvbf) is recommended. A glance at the inspection sticker to see when who has the last audit carried out. This is more, you must check with a professional for the device.
In the case of the expert examination by the customer service of a fire protection specialist company is opened, the fire extinguisher, the extinguishing agent is taken, and use that ability in a controlled manner. Powder and foam should be after ten years to be completely replaced. After this time, the erase characteristics is reduced.
When the expert examination is also controls the propellant and the fire extinguisher for possible damage and material fatigue are investigated. After the 15-minute test, which costs, according to the bvbf between 15 and 30 euros, is the fire extinguisher back in two years ready for use. V
or unsound business, the fire Department warns makers. Alleged government employees to the front door, to the fire extinguishers in private households in check. In General, the supposed professionals do not then that the fire extinguisher did not correspond to the Norm or to be expired; the house is recommended for residents, a new device purchase. According to firefighters, there is however no authority, the fire extinguishers checked.
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