Fire Facts and Fire Safety

Everyone knows you need Fire Extinguishers and Smoke/CO2 Alarms, but what about Fire Resistant Document Bags, Escape ladders for exiting a burning building during a fire or other catastrophe, fire blankets, burn kits and supplies, or even Fire and Evacuation Safety training materials? Fire is the most common disaster to strike... are you and your loved ones ready?

There is little time. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and

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turn into a major fire. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. If woken up to a fire, there won’t be time to grab belongings; fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to get out.

 

Heat is more threatening than flames. A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. If this super-hot air is breathed in, it will scorch the lungs. It also has the ability to melt clothes. In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it catches on fire at once. This is called flashover.

 

Fire is pitch black. Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke. If woken up to a fire a person may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find his or her way around the home he or she has lived in for years.

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Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most frightening. Every year fires cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and result in thousands of employee injuries, a number of which are fatal. Yet many of these catastrophes could have been prevented if the fire had been extinguished before it started to spread.

Our training products on "Using Fire Extinguishers" look at why things burn, review the types of fire extinguishers that are found in facilities today, and discuss how to use fire extinguishers to fight small fires. Topics covered in these products include:

  • What causes things to burn.
  • The concept of "flashpoint".
  • "Classes" of fires.
  • Fire extinguisher labels.
  • Chemical fire extinguishers.
  • Water fire extinguishers.
  • How to use a fire extinguisher.
  • and more.

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Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire uses up the oxygen needed to breathe and produces smoke and poisonous gases. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make people drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull people into a deep sleep before the flames reach the door, and people may not wake up in time to escape.

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