How to prevent car fires, and what to do if your car catches fire

carfire2There are many causes of vehicle fires and the aftermath of a fire is not easily repaired but they are easily avoided.
65% of vehicle fires are caused because of crime and 35% is caused by bad maintenance.

To make sure that you are not one of the 300 cars that go up in flames within the UK daily, there are a few small pre-emptive measures that you can undertake. Continue reading

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Office fires – prevention and extinguishing.

office-fire1Hazards in the office environment.

First of all let’s look at the hazards / potential fire hazards in the standard office environment, at first glance the normal office may seem like a very safe place with very little that could cause a fire.

But let’s take another look around your office…. Continue reading

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The different types of Fire Extinguisher

Before we learn about the different types of fire extinguishers we need to learn about the different types of fire – most people think that a fire is just, well… a fire, but the type of material that is burning determines the type of fire and that determines the best and correct fire extinguisher to use.

Types of Fire:

  1. Class A – Burning Solids (e.g.  wood, paper, textiles and plastic).
  2. Class B – Flammable Liquids (e.g. petrol and paraffin).
  3. Class C – Flammable Gas (e.g. propane, butane etc).
  4. Class D – Metals (e.g. aluminum, magnesium etc).
  5. Class E – Electrical Fires (e.g. computers, office equipment etc). – * discontinued (see footnote)
  6. Class F – Cooking Oil (e.g. fryers, chip pans etc)

The Different Types of Fire Extinguisher and which fire types they can be used on:

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