ABC Fire Extinguisher Singapore

ABC Fire Extinguisher Singapore

Be Prepared to Fight a Fire Before It Breaks Out

Many households in Singapore are gradually more aware and weary of the importance of general fire safety. Unlike commercial offices and buildings, there are no regulations for households to be equipped with fire extinguishers. Nevertheless, homeowners should prepare their households with basic firefighting equipment to not compromise and risk everything when a fire breaks out.


Recommended Number of Fire Extinguishers To Purchase for Home Use

Being savvy homeowners, many have purchased at least one multipurpose (ABC Dry Powder) fire extinguisher for their home and that would cost an affordable $45 for the size of a 2 kg Fire Extinguisher. The number of extinguishers needed would solely be dependent on the size and sometimes the layout of the house. For example, there should be one at each level/floor and one in or near the kitchen. Most importantly, it should be readily accessible and must be accessed within a short time with minimum effort.

For businesses and commercial purposes, business owners should take reference from the endorsed fire plan that will clearly illustrate the quantity, size and location to house the fire extinguishers within its premises. If the premises have been previously inspected and has passed the inspection, you can purchase new extinguishers to replace the existing ones.


Fire Extinguishers Should Be Checked for Its Pressure Regularly

As there is no regulation for inspection of fire extinguisher for household, it is important to perform regular checks to make sure that the fire extinguishers are properly pressurised. All you have to do is ensure that the pressure is still in the GREEN zone, and not the RED zone.

In addition, be sure to read the instructions on the fire extinguisher when you purchase it or from time-to-time so that you will know how to operate if the need ever arises.


ABC Dry Powder Suitable For Fire Classes A, B & C

Dry powder fire extinguishers are most commonly used because they are capable devices that can effectively deal with a wide variety of fires. Fires are classified in different classes, based on what kind of flammable materials are responsible for the accident. ABC fire extinguishers are fire safety products based on a powder that has the ability to transform into foam and kill the source of the fire right away, by removing all the oxygen in the area. They are a very efficient method to deal with all the fires caused by flammable solids, liquids and gases.


ABC Fire Extinguishers – Class A, B & C Fires                           

In order to extinguish a fire, you need to know what kind of materials are responsible for the break out and what class of Fire you are dealing with.

The ABC Fire extinguisher will be able to extinguish these fires effectively:

Class A:

Fires caused by flammable solids, such as paper, wood and clothing. These are very common fires, and they can be extinguished by the use of regular ABC fire safety products. Contact us and we will supply you with all the information needed for purchasing fire extinguishers in Singapore, for your home and your business.

Class B:

Fires caused by flammable liquids, such as oil and spirits. As you may well know, containing a fire that breaks out in a storage containing such liquids can be very difficult, if the fire is not noticed right away. An alarm system should complete your efforts of protecting your business, besides purchasing fire safety equipment like ABC extinguishers.

Class C:

Fires are caused by gas stove; flammable gases, like butane and propane. These are very dangerous and that is why many precautions are taken when such gases are manipulated. It is important, for your business, to make sure that the personnel are well trained in fire safety regulations and that you have the necessary fire safety equipment on site.


Steps to Take for Putting Away a Fire

The first thing you should do in order to limit the action of a fire is to make sure that people around are informed of the accident. The fewer people are in the affected area, the fewer the accidents and injuries that may result. The following briefly illustrates the steps of using a fire extinguisher:

  • Pull the Pin (usually top of the extinguishers)
  • Aim the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the lever slowly (release the extinguishing agent)
  • Sweep from side to side (from a safe distance)

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