Types of fire safety equipment
There are many types of fire safety equipment. Each type of equipment is specifically designed to handle different types of fire in different environments. The following equipment will help you determine which fire safety devices are needed in your building.
Many buildings have a range of hand-held fire-fighting equipment. This equipment can be used to contain small fires before they grow and become difficult to control. You can purchase portable fire extinguishers with many different extinguishing substances to combat flames. The following substances may be found in a portable extinguisher:
- Dry powder
- Wet chemical
2. Fire blankets
Fire blankets are made to protect class F fires. This means that flames are not lit by cooking oils or fats. Fire blankets can be installed in kitchen areas, which are the best places to light a class F fire.
3. Fire Hose Reels
Fire Hose Reels Class A fires can be extinguished with fire hose reels. This refers to fires that are fueled by paper, rubber, or wood. Fire hose reels do not discharge water so they can’t be used to fight electrical fires. Other types of fire safety equipment are available to combat electrical fires, such as C02 fire extinguishers.
4. Standard signage
Standard signage should be used to identify fire equipment. This allows users to identify where and what type of equipment they have access to in an emergency. Fire safety signage is subject to a variety of regulations. Every piece of equipment comes with an Australian standard for installation and maintenance. You will find more information on signage and where it should go in the corresponding guide.
There are many standards for fire sprinkler system design and installation in Australia. These standards will guide the installation of fire sprinklers within your building.
- AS 2118.1:2017 Standard For Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems General Systems
- AS 1905.1:2005 Standard For Components to Protect Openings in Fire-Resistant Walls Fire-resistant Doorsets
- AS 1760.2105 Fire detection and warning systems, control and intercom systems. System design, installation, and commissioning Fire
6. First aid kits
Although they might not be what comes to mind first when you think about the various types of fire safety equipment available, first aid kits are vital in the aftermath of a fire. First aid kits can be used to treat minor injuries that may occur during a fire. You must also comply as a manager or business owner.
7. Clear signage
While fire fighting equipment can be useful in an emergency situation when a flame has out of control, it is not necessary to evacuate a building. Clear exit and emergency signs will make it easy to find an exit route during a fire. Clear signage and lighting can help to reduce panic and direct your team to the right exit at the appropriate time. As per the AS 2293.2005 (Set) standard, emergency escape lighting and exit signs must be maintained.
8. smoke alarm
Certain types of fire safety equipment can be used to detect smoke. All commercial and residential buildings should have smoke alarms installed. The legislation regarding smoke alarm installation for landlords varies from one state to the next. Find out more about your obligations by visiting the website of your state government.
In the fight against small fires, extinguishers are one the most essential tools. They are of vital importance and effectiveness, and 90% of small fires are put out using extinguishers.
These devices are extremely effective and must be maintained in a way that allows them to be used quickly. However, maintenance isn’t an easy task. It requires professionals to perform vigilant checks and ensure compliance with Australian regulations.
Fire can be dangerous to property and life. Proper fire safety equipment is essential. The right fire protection equipment will keep you and your property safe over long periods of time. The fire equipment can be used for small fires to extinguish them. However, in large combustion, the fire protection equipment will help protect life and property while waiting for the right help.
Fire fighting equipment is essential in the event that a fire breaks out. There are many types of fire fighting equipment available in Australia today. However, it is important to get the correct ones and train how to use them. Victorian Fire Protection (VFP) offers a variety of fire safety products to protect you and your property. Different fire protection equipment is used depending on the fire’s intensity, environment, and other factors. These are some of the many types of fire protection equipment we offer:
The fire extinguisher is a very important product for fire protection. It is used to extinguish or control fires in emergency situations. There are many types of fire extinguishers that can be used to extinguish different types of fire. VFP offers a variety of fire extinguishers, including foam, water, CO2, dry chemical powder, and wet chemical extinguishers.
Fire Hose Reels
Fire hose reels make a great first-attack piece for fire extinguishing equipment. They are best suited to class A fires. Fire hose reels can extinguish fires that have been lit by wood, paper, rubber, or other non-conductive materials. It’s ideal for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings across Australia.
There are many types of fire sprinklers available depending on how they were designed, installed, and maintained. Fire sprinklers are usually interconnected to the fire protection system. They act as an important initiator device for alarms, fire brigade notification, and many other functions.
Non-flammable fire blankets can withstand temperatures up to 900°F. They prevent oxygen from entering the fire and keep it from burning. These blankets can be used to extinguish small flames from your home, garage, caravan, boat, or other location. You can wrap a fire blanket around someone whose clothes have caught on fire. Fire blankets are great for Class F fires caused by cooking fat oils.
Panel for Fire Indicator
The fire indicator panel integrates different sensors such as temperature detectors, smoke detectors, flame detectors, and manual break-glass points. The system activates when any sensor detects any unusual activity or change.
Fire equipment’s proper functioning is crucial for the successful operation of all fire departments. It is also vital to firefighters’ safety. Fire equipment that is properly maintained not only provides greater safety for firefighters but also improves the department’s operational reliability.