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Fire Safety Awareness Use Fire Extinguisher
Make Up of Fire Fire is made up of the following attributes. 1.Heat. 2.Fuel. 3.Oxygen. Fire is a chemical chain reaction. If you can remove any one of these you can control or defeat fire.
Classes of Fires Class A - Paper, Textiles, Wood, Most Plastics & Rubber Class B -Flammable Liquids Class C -Combustible Gasses Class E -Electrically Energised Equipment Class F -Cooking Oils or Fats
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers (F) Red Canister Oatmeal Stripe. Types of Extinguisher Powder Fire Extinguishers (ABE) Red Canister White Stripe. Water Fire Extinguishers (A) Plain Red Canister.
Foam Fire Extinguishers (A & B) Red Canister Blue Stripe. Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers (E) Red Canister Black Stripe. More Types of Extinguishers Sapphire MRI Fire Extinguishers (A & E) Polished SS Canister Yellow Stripe.
Northside Extinguishers We have the following types here and they can be used on the following fire types. Hose Reel: Paper Wood and Textiles Powder ABE Paper Wood, Flammable Liquids, Electrical. Fire Blanket: Smothering Oils fats, Stovetop, People/Clothing on fire
Limitations An Extinguisher should only be used to put out a small fire. (Waste Paper basket size) An extinguisher will not put out a large fire. An extinguisher can clear an exit path.
Precautions Be aware of radiant heat. Be aware of electrical apparatus. Flames conduct Electricity. Be aware of noxious fumes from fire. When the extinguisher is used a blast of steam/ gasses can result. Lots of fine airborne debris may be present during and after use. (Asthma, breathing)
Using the Extinguisher This is a four step action P.A.S.S. 1. P ull the Pin (The inspection tag is usually attached to it). 2. A im the nozzle at the base of the fire. 3. S queeze handles together (MAX 30 seconds). 4. S weep back and forth at the base of the fire. When finished Lay the Fire Extinguisher on its side DO NOT place back on the hook.
Use Fire Hose Reel Precaution: NEVER use on an electrical fire You will be Electrocuted. This is a Three Step Action 1.Turn on the Stop Cock. This will release the nozzle. 2.Pull the hose to unroll the hose. (Two people if possible) 3.Twist the nozzle for water flow.
Information The content has been sourced from the Wormald Website for explanation purposes and is intended for Northside Mackay & Seaforth Uniting Church Use only. http://www.wormald.com.au/ Consult YouTube for video demonstration (not Australian but valid)