Fire blankets can be used to extinguish small fires in the home, caravan, boat or garage. They can also be used to wrap around a person whose clothes have caught alight.
It is best to store fire blankets in or adjacent to a kitchen but not too close to a potential hazard for example above a stove.
Constructed of fibreglass, fire blankets can withstand temperatures up to 500 Celsius are compact and portable and easily stored. The blankets are packaged in a high quality, quick-release PVC container.
Fire blankets come in a range of sizes and can be purchased from fire safety equipment suppliers and major hardware stores.
DFES recommends fire blankets should only be used once and then replaced after use.
- It is important to purchase a fire blanket that carries the Australian Standards Mark AS 3504
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
It is very important to purchase the correct fire extinguisher to suit the environment in which it will be used.
Using the wrong extinguisher type on a fire may have disastrous consequences, causing the fire to spread or result in the operator being injured.