Fire extinguisher types: How to choose the right class

There are several different types of fires that can threaten your safety. No single fire extinguisher can tackle every one of these types of fires, which is why there are a few different fire extinguisher types that are all designed to fight different classes of fires. For those who aren’t trained to fight fires, choosing the right extinguisher for a fire can be tricky.

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Different types of firefighting foams and their main uses

There are several methods firefighters use to fight fires. Firefighting foam is a popular method because of its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and is often said to have replaced water as the main chemical to fight fires. In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at what firefighting foam is, why it’s so effective, as well as the different types of firefighting foam used today.

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Importance of fire and safety equipment

Fires can break out anywhere and at any time – it pays to always be ready to protect yourself. Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to invest in the right equipment to help protect yourself, as well as your people and loved ones when disaster strikes.

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The importance of Marine and IMO safety signs

Working in any kind of environment comes with pros and cons, but some professions are more hazardous than others. To ensure employees are always kept safe, employers need to take every possible measure to ensure that their staff aren’t in harm’s way. In the marine and maritime industry, there are several ways this can be accomplished – marine IMO safety signs are one of them.

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Different types of firefighting hoses

Firefighters are some of the toughest emergency responders on the planet. Besides fighting merciless infernos, they have pledged themselves to saving lives, no matter the circumstances. There are several tools they use to accomplish this, tools that can also be used by regular citizens like you and I. This blog focuses on one such tool, the fire hose.

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How to clean up Fire Extinguisher Residue

Dry chemical fire extinguishers utilize firefighting agents such as monoammonium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. These leave behind a corrosive powder, so its essential to clean up dry chemical fire extinguisher residue quickly, especially if it has been in contact with metal surfaces.

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Important Fire Safety tips

  • In case of a fire, immediately call the Fire Brigade, and never assume somebody has already done so.
  • When you notice a fire, activate your building’s fire alarms and shout out, “FIRE” at the top of your voice to alert others. Do not yell anything else: it could cause others to take longer to realize the seriousness of the situation

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Uses of different fire hose types

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We manufacture and distribute the highest calibre of photo luminescent marine,firefighting equipment and emergency evacuation signage. more…

3 differences between Marine Safety Equipment and Firefighting Equipment

Dockland Supplies offers a comprehensive range of Marine Safety Equipment and Firefighting Equipment.

To differentiate between Marine Safety Equipment and Firefighting Equipment is to identify the core operational purpose of each equipment component. more…

What are the safety regulations regarding fire equipment in offices?

In just a short space of time, a small fire can become completely out of control and turn into a major emergency. There are few jobs in the world that compare to the dangers a firefighter has to face, especially within companies who deal with flammable material on a daily basis. It is, therefore, critical to have the right type of fire equipment in your work environment, but most importantly, you must have a thorough understanding of the safety regulations when dealing with fire equipment. more…

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