How to Choose a Fire Protection Product
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When choosing a fire extinguisher, consider the room for which you are purchasing it. In a kitchen, for example, a grease fire from cooking is likely to occur. Therefore, you would not want a water-based extinguisher, which would worsen the fire but a dry chemical extinguisher with ABC ratings.
If you have a room with delicate materials you wish to protect such as electronics, you may wish to opt for a CO2 extinguisher which won't leave a harmful residue.
Car Fire Extinguisher - As an essential part of every vehicle safety kit, a car fire extinguisher is a specialty product designed to do a specific job. Although your vehicle is assembled with optimum safety in mind, many of its components are potential fire hazards. Should you encounter a sudden and dangerous fire situation, having a fire extinguisher on hand will allow you to fight the blaze and deter excessive vehicle damage.
and Fire Alarms
Consider the following
when choosing a smoke or fire alarm:
There are two types of smoke alarms for home use. One type is called an Ionization alarm because it monitors "ions", electrically charged particles. Smoke particles entering the sensing chamber change the electrical balance of the air. The alarm is triggered when the change in electrical balance reaches a preset level.
The other type is called a photoelectric alarm because its sensing chamber uses a beam of light and a light sensor. Smoke particles entering the chamber change the amount of light that reaches the light sensor. The alarm is triggered when the smoke density reaches a preset level. Both types of smoke alarms are acceptable and perform effectively provided they are installed and maintained correctly.