Choosing the Right Type of Fire Blanket for Your Needs

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A fire blanket is an important tool for anyone who wants to keep their home or business safe in case of a fire. Whether you need one for a kitchen, garage, or workshop, installing and using a
fire blanket correctly could potentially save your life. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of how to install and use a fire blanket correctly. 

Installing A Fire Blanket 

 

When it comes to installing a fire blanket in your home or business, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost, you want to make sure that the blanket is easily accessible should an emergency occur. It’s best if it’s installed in an area that can be quickly reached by all occupants of the building. The most common places for fire blankets are near kitchen stoves, ovens, BBQs, and other areas where open flames or sources of heat are present. 

 

In addition to making sure the blanket is easily accessible, you also want to make sure it is properly secured so that it doesn’t fall off the wall or become damaged by any other means. For this reason, it’s best to mount the blanket on a wall-mounted bracket designed specifically for this purpose (most brands come with mounting hardware included). This will ensure that the blanket stays put even when there is movement in the room. Additionally, when mounting the bracket pay attention to height – you want to make sure that everyone in your home or business can reach it without having to climb anything. 

 

Using A Fire Blanket 

 

If a fire were to break out in your home or business, knowing how to properly use the fire blanket would be essential for containing and extinguishing the blaze as quickly as possible. Here’s what you need to do if you ever find yourself dealing with an emergency like this: 

 

– Make sure all occupants have left the premises safely before attempting to use the fire blanket; 

– If possible locate the source of fuel fueling the flames; 

– Take hold of both ends of the fire blanket firmly; 

– Unfold/pull apart both sides so that they cover as much surface area as possible;  

– Throw/place over source of fuel;  

– Push down firmly so that flames are extinguished;  

– If necessary repeat steps until all flames have been successfully extinguished;  

– Leave area immediately after confirming flames have been completely put out;

1) Make sure all occupants have left premises safely 

2) Locate source of fuel 

3) Take hold of both ends 

4) Unfold 

5) Cover source 

6) Push down firmly 

7) Repeat if necessary 

8) Leave area immediately after confirming flames are extinguished

 

Fires can be devastating but with proper preparation and knowledge about how to install and use a fire blanked correctly can help protect people from harm during an emergency situation like this one. By following these steps—installing properly secure brackets in easily reachable spots near potential sources of heat/open flame and understanding how to correctly throw/place over source then push down firmly—you can rest assured knowing that you’re taking every precaution necessary should such an event ever arise again.

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