How firefighting equipment can play a crucial role to save human life and property in business.
Fire includes two concepts, good and the bad. The good fire involves lighting candles to god and also romantic candles, the fire in the fire crackers imparting celebrations and festivity, thereby spreading joy and warmth to our hearts and homes. However, the bad fire is dangerous as it can hurt living beings and burn down properties.
Right use of safety equipment helps decrease the risk of industrial or home fires and naturally human lives. Every business or home must have fire protection equipment so that during emergency severe fire disaster can be prevented. Here are few firefighting equipment that saves property and human life.
Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms
The alert sound or alarm helps react quickly during a fire event and one will have time to evacuate the place on time and also inform the fire department or even put off the fires, thereby avert any further damage.
These are really efficient devices offering fire protection. Fire always comes as a shocking surprise and takes place in sleep or when it completely skipped your mind about a possible fire hazard. Such heat sources are mostly unattended such as a gas heater, a cooking stove, decorative lights or burning candles. Even if there is a lag in taking prevention measures, fires may cause great damage easily as it starts and catches up fast.
Use smoke alarms efficiently:
- Install a smoke detector on every level, preferably even in every office or room.
- Ensure the smoke detectors are not near the ducts, doors or windows, because the air flow may hinder their working function. Mount your ceiling detectors away from the walls and it should be positioned right below the ceiling.
- Regular inspection of all smoke detectors is a must so that it is in good working condition.
- The batteries must be replaced annually and the detectors need to be replaced once in ten years.
More complex fire alarms should be installed in commercial buildings so that they trigger sprinklers automatically and also the emergency lights and sirens start warning everyone in the building.
Fire extinguishers are active devices ensuring fire protection. They have an agent under pressure that permits to extinguish small fires and also control them until the arrival of firefighters. It is best to keep a portable fire extinguisher in the cooking area, near the space heaters or fireplace. Extreme caution is required even to use the fire protection equipment.