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Fire fighting equipent in your home


Noldi

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Today I had to attend a Vehicle Fire Training course with the Royal Berkshire fire brigade, after the course had finished the subject changed to home and what we have around the house, I have had new mains fire and carbon monoxide alarms installed recently. What I don't have is adequate fire fighting at home like a fire blanket or extinguishers, the best piece of fire fighting equipment I could arrange at present would be a car wash bucket or a wet blanket. This weekend I will have to resolve this. How many of you are in a similar situation regarding the perpetration if you had a fire in your home.

Noldi. 

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Fire extinguishers are used to help you gain an exit.

Fire(wo)men are for putting out fires.

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interzone55

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Noldi

Lots of companies seem to have different policies, and I suppose it depends on the size of the company and the type of building you are in.

In my last place everyone was taught about all the different types of fire fighting equipment, and we got to use the kit in the good yard outside. Once a year a couple of chaps from the extinguisher servicing company came round and set various fires for use to practise on.

Now I work for a large US based company and each site has one or more fire marshals who've had a full day training, and are responsible for evacuating their area, and carrying out regular floor walks checking for potential hazards.

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