Using Different Types of Equipment

If in the event of a fire, designated Fire Marshals will attempt to extinguish the fire if safe to do so.

You should only attempt to tackle a fire if:  You have already raised the alarm; The fire is small and it is safe to do so; The fire is blocking your only means of escape. 

If you do attempt to put a fire out you must use the correct fire fighting equipment e.g. fire blankets, fire extinguishers. You will find that all the new fire extinguishers are coloured red with a small coloured label showing their content.

Remember, it can be very dangerous to use the wrong extinguisher, so always be certain you choose the correct one for the type of fire and familiarise yourself with the operating instructions.

Did you know? If a person’s clothing is on fire then a fire blanket is the best piece of equipment to use.  If you use a CO2 fire extinguisher, you could suffocate them and give them freeze burns internally and externally.