General Fire Fighting Equipment
Fire fighting systems and equipment vary depending on the age, size, use and type of building construction. A building may contain some or all of the following features:
- fire extinguishers
- fire hose reels
- fire hydrant systems
- automatic sprinkler systems.
Fire extinguishers are provided for a ‘first attack’ fire fighting measure, generally undertaken by the occupants of the building before the fire service arrives. It is important that occupants are familiar with which extinguisher type to use on which fire.
Most fires start as a small fire and may be extinguished if the correct type and amount of extinguishing agent is applied whilst the fire is small and controllable.
Buying a fire alarm system is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe. In case a fire occurs, you aware to become aware of it as soon as possible so that you can either put it out or escape.
The first step to protecting lives and property from the consequences of fires is setting up a high-quality fire alarm system. After installing it, it’s important that you keep the system well-maintained to make sure it’s always working at its best.