Your Guide to Fire Safety and Fire Extinguishers

Your Guide to Fire Safety and Fire Extinguishers

Ensuring fire safety is a critical and non-neglide negligible aspect of any building. Whether it is a home, office, or commercial space, it is essential to ensure the surroundings are well equipped for any emergency or hazardous situations. In fire and safety one of the main and important tool is a fire extinguisher.


It is important to understand and teach everyone in the building how a fire extinguisher works and the appropriate way to use it in an emergency situation. Lockshield Cart is a leading Apollo Fire Alarm System Supplier in UAE. Apollo is a trusted brand known for its high quality fire alarm products. They provide reliable fire detection and protection.


Mechanism of a Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers work on the simple principle that, removing one of the three elements that a fire needs to burn which are oxygen, heat, and fuel. In most fire extinguishers they use chemicals or agents to do this. The most common types of fire extinguishers are water, foam, dry powder, CO2, and wet chemical. At our website you can find the perfect fire extinguisher for your building as we have a wide variety of them. Each type of extinguisher is developed to kill different types of fires.


For example, a water extinguisher is suitable for fires that involve solid materials such as wood or paper. While a CO2 extinguisher is best for electrical fires because it does not leave any residue and reduces further hazardous situations where electricity is involved. Understanding the type of fire extinguisher you need and its appropriate use is crucial in ensuring effective fire suppression.


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Appropriate Way of Using a Fire Extinguisher

  1. Understanding the Situation: Before attempting to use a fire extinguisher when a fire threat occurs, first assess the size and type of fire. If the fire is spreading rapidly or is too large to handle, evacuate the building immediately and call the fire department.


  1. Follow the PASS Technique: The PASS technique. It is a simple acronym that stands for Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep.


– Pull the safety pin from the fire extinguisher.

– Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire, not the flames.

– Then you have to squeeze the handle of the extinguisher to release the extinguishing agent.

– Sweep from side to side to cover the entire area of the fire.


  1. Keep a Safe Distance: Stand at a safe distance from the fire while using the extinguisher. Avoid getting too close to the fire, it may spread and cause injury


  1. Watch for Re-ignition: Even after extinguishing a fire, keep an eye on it to ensure it does not re-ignite. Sometimes fires can flare up again if not fully extinguished so check thoroughly even after using the extinguisher.


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Understanding the actual mechanism of a fire extinguisher and the appropriate way of using it is essential for fire safety. By following the proper procedures and using the right type of extinguisher for the fire, you can help prevent the spread of fire and protect property and lives. When it comes to fire alarm systems, Lockshield Cart is your trusted supplier and contractor in the UAE.