OnlineSafetyDepot.com carries portable fire extinguishers for home, office, schools, public facilities, vehicle, boat, and other areas where fire could threaten individuals or property. Workplace and home fires kill hundreds and injure thousands of workers and residents each year. Being properly prepared with fire safety accessories like fire/smoke alarms, escape devices, portable fire extinguishers and well thought out response plans should a fire occur are essential elements for fire safety protection.
Portable fire extinguishers apply various extinguishing agents that either cool burning fuel, displace or remove oxygen, or stop a chemical reaction from occurring so the fire cannot continue to burn. They contain a limited amount of fire extinguishing agent that is discharged in a short period of time. As such, portable fire extinguishers are intended to be used to control (until additional help arrives) or extinguish small or incipient stage fires and/or to protect evacuation routes where smoke or burning materials could directly or indirectly block escape. Therefore, knowing when to fight a small fire with a portable fire extinguisher* or seek to escape is a critical decision to know in advance.
Characteristics of Small or Incipient Stage Fires that CAN be Extinguished by Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire has not depleted the oxygen in the room and so no respiratory or other special personal protection equipment is needed
Even though heat is being generated, the room temperature is only slightly increased
While smoke may be accumulating on the ceiling, visibility is still good
There is a clear evacuation path that is behind you as you use the portable fire extinguisher to combat the fire
OnlineSafetyDepot.com offers a wide variety of portable fire extinguishers suited for use on Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class K fires.