You may be stressed or disorientated if you’re in a home fire, which is why it’s important to follow your escape plan.
Important note: Stop, drop, cover, roll if a person’s clothing is on fire.
You should never try to put out a fire if it could put your or anyone else’s life at risk.
Fire blankets and fire extinguishers can be used to put out small fires at home. It’s important to only use a fire blanket or fire extinguisher in the first few seconds of ignition, and only if you’re confident that you know how to use them safely.
Fire blankets can be used to extinguish small fires in the home, garage or caravan. Fire blankets can also be used to wrap around a person whose clothes have caught fire.
Store fire blankets in or next to the kitchen. Do not store fire blankets next to or above a stove.
Only buy fire blanket that carries the Australian Standards Mark AS 3504.
Before use, read the manufacturer’s instructions. Everyone in your household should know when and how to use a fire blanket.
Remember, fire blankets should only be used once and then replaced.
No single fire extinguisher covers all types of fires. Using the wrong type of extinguisher on a fire may have disastrous consequences, causing the fire to spread or injury.
The most common fires in the home are cooking fires, so it’s important to consider this when purchasing a fire extinguisher.
ABE dry chemical powder fire extinguishers are the most suitable for kitchens. They are used to fight:
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