Fire Extinguisher Commissioning – Why Do You Need It?

05/06/2018
by Curtis Worthington

Fire Extinguisher Commissioning – Why Do You Need It?

As a sales administrator for the Fire Protection Shop, the most frequently asked question I get, usually on a daily basis is:  “Why do fire extinguishers need commissioning if they are new?” OR “Why does this have to be done on site?”

Water Fire Extinguishers

04/06/2018
by Curtis Worthington

Water Fire Extinguishers
 

A fire is something we never expect to happen to us, our home or business premises, but unfortunately these things can happen.

Foam Fire Extinguishers

04/06/2018
by Curtis Worthington

Foam Fire Extinguishers: A Guide

There are many ways to prepare your home or business should a fire break out, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to ensure you have fire extinguishers on the premises at all times.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers

23/05/2018
by Curtis Worthington
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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers

In the case of a fire, the most important thing you can have to hand, whether you’re at home or at work, is a fire extinguisher.

Previously we’ve taken you through the various types of extinguishers available, while also highlighting the types of fires and how each extinguisher can be used on a particular one.

Going a little more in depth, here’s everything you need to know about CO2 fire extinguishers.

What is a Fire Blanket and how does it work?

16/04/2018
by Curtis Worthington
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A Fire Blanket is a highly flame-resistant blanket that can be used to either extinguish a small fire or to wrap around a person to protect them.

They are made from 2 layers of woven glass fibre fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant film.

Home Fire Extinguishers

21/02/2018
by Curtis Worthington
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In today’s hectic world, keeping yourself and your property safe is often overlooked, particularly, when looking at fire extinguishers.

I speak from personal experience about the devastation that is caused by a fire and the upheaval it can cause.

10 years ago, my dishwasher burst into flames, luckily nobody was in at the time, however the smoke and fire damage was extensive, we were out of the house for 6 months, including over the Christmas period.

Fire Safety in the Kitchen

09/02/2018
by Curtis Worthington
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Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Statistically, the kitchen is by far the most likely area for a fire to start within your house. The most recent official statistics from the Home Office showed that between April 2016 and March 2017, just shy of 50% of all house fires attended by the fire brigade in England involved, or were started by, cooking equipment.

Fire Extinguisher Guide

01/02/2018
by Curtis Worthington
Fire Extinguisher Guide

Your Guide to Choosing the Correct Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are potentially required if your premises is used for non-domestic activities, with the workplace being the most popular areas to find them. However, most people are unfamiliar with how they can effectively use them. In this article, we’re going to take a look at them in a little more detail, including how and when you should use them, the varying fire classifications and identifying the different fire extinguisher types.