Fire Safety and Firefighting Equipments

Fire fighting equipments are used basically by firefighters to attack various types of fires. Different types of equipments such as axes, glass detectors, cellar nozzle, attack hose, multi-gas detectors and fireman’s keys are used by firemen to attack fire. All these equipments can be utilized to save millions of lives.


Common Firefighting Equipments

Some of the most common types of fire fighting system include the following.

Attack hose: The attack hose is mainly used to spray water or any other fire extinguishing chemicals directly onto the fire. It is also known as the attack line. It is usually connected to a water source or any other type of chemical extinguishers. These hoses can spray around 165 gallons of water in a minute.

Extinguisher: One of the most useful and efficient tools that can be used to attack fire includes the extinguisher. There are different types of fire extinguishers that can be used to counteract different types of fire.

Some of the most common types of extinguishers include the foam extinguisher, the powder extinguishers, water fire extinguisher, wet chemical extinguisher and the carbon dioxide extinguishers. The foam extinguishers are mainly used to counteract liquid and solid fire. Carbon dioxide extinguishers are used to extinguish electrical fires. Fire caused from wood and paper can be extinguished with the help of the water fire extinguishers. Fire caused from cooking oil can be attacked with the help of wet chemical extinguishers.

Axes: Firefighters use different types of axes to enter buildings by breaking through glasses, walls and other structures. These axes are quite distinctive in appearance and resemble a pickaxe.

Multi gas detectors: Another significant type of firefighting equipment includes the multi-gas detector. It can be used to detect the presence of various types of gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide. These detectors are useful in determining the amount of oxygen present in the atmosphere.

Cellar nozzle: The cellar nozzles or the pipes are usually attached to the fire hoses and inserted into cellars and basements. It can be used to extinguish fire in a horizontal pattern.

In addition to the above equipments, there are many other types of fire fighting equipments used by firemen to counteract the drastic effects of fire.

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