Fire Blankets are mainly used to smother small Class F fires where cooking oils & fats are involved. They can also be used to extinguish burning clothing by wrapping the fire blanket around the victim. Another use can be to protect equipment while working alongside using cutting tools such as grinders and oxy-acetylene.
- A fire blanket cuts off the supply of oxygen smothering completely or reducing the size of fire.
- To use a fire blanket, follow the instructions on the satchel to remove the blanket and cover the fire with the blanket completely, ensure you hold the blanket in front of you and lower the blanket slowly over the flame. Turn off the fuel supply to the appliance and if need be contact the fire department. The blanket should be left for at least 30 minutes to allow the oil/fat to cool.
- Fire Blankets come in a range of sizes to accommodate the size of the particular fire risk. Fire blankets should be selected and installed in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standards AS2444.
- Fire blankets are not designed for reuse. They should be disposed of after use and replaced.
- Fire blankets should be inspected and maintained in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standards AS1851
- REMAC Fire Safety can supply and install the correct quantity and size of fire blankets in your building in accordance with the Standards and provide the ongoing maintenance and certification.
Never put yourself at risk to extinguisher a fire.