Safety against fire is a very important thing at homes as well as workplaces. Every year large numbers of people die due to fire. Fire fighting supplies are designed to put out fires or protect the user from fire. It may be used by trained firefighters, untrained individuals at the scene of a fire, some fire fighting supplies are built into some building's infrastructure. There are two types of fire-fighting supplies: portable ( such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets) and fixed systems (such as fire hydrants, sprinkler systems). Modern firefighters wear a full range of personal protective equipment to help protect them during their potentially dangerous work. Browse through this category for various fire fighting supplies available in Zambian stores.
Firefighting helmets. Hundreds of thousands of HEROS firefighting helmet systems have been sold worldwide.
Fire detection and alarm systems – smoke, frame, spark detectors, local, centralized automatic, semi-automatic, and manual fire alarm systems. Other accessories – water and sand bucket, shovel, hammer, fire axe, cutters, hooks, fire blanket, emergency lifesaving apparatus, and emergency lights.
A self-contained breathing apparatus is standard protective gear for firefighters at most fire departments. The breathing apparatus includes a mask with a hose connected to a tank filled with breathable air.
There are five main types of fire extinguishers: Water, water mist or water spray. Foam. Carbon Dioxide.
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
Why do firefighters carry nails?
Tees can be used as temporary plugs to stop leaks caused by small holes in gas tanks or hoses. In addition, some firefighters use small nails to prop open doors, but golf tees can perform the same function.
The Inferno was phased into service. This maroon suit was more pliable and heat resistant than the previous suit. This allowed firefighters easier movement and the ability to stay in hot conditions for longer. The suit has three layers: fireproof, waterproof and thermal protection.