At any time throughout the year, fires can occur in and around your home. So, it’s essential to have the right fire-fighting equipment to protect your home and family in event that this happens to you. Here are some useful fire-fighting equipment that you can have in your home:

  1. Smoke detectors – Smoke detectors are the most important fire-fighting equipment that you can have in your home. They can detect smoke and alert you to the presence of a fire, giving you time to evacuate the house or call for help. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and near sleeping areas, and be sure to replace batteries regularly to ensure these devices will work when they need to
  2. Fire extinguishers – Fire extinguishers can help you put out small fires before they get out of control. They are available in different types, such as water, foam, powder, and carbon dioxide. It’s essential to choose the right type of fire extinguisher for the type of fire you might encounter. Keep a fire extinguisher in a readily accessible location, such as in the kitchen, garage, or near the fireplace. If you’re unsure of which fire extinguisher you need in certain rooms of the house, get in touch with our team today.
  3. Fire blankets – Fire blankets are useful for smothering small fires, such as those caused by cooking oil. You can use them to wrap around a person to protect them from the flames or to cover a fire to cut off the oxygen supply.
  4. Escape ladders – If you live in a multi-story home, you might consider investing in an escape ladder. Escape ladders can be attached to windows or balconies and provide an emergency escape route in case of a fire. While we hope you never have to use one, escape ladders offer extra peace of mind that, during the unfortunate event of a fire, you have an increased risk of getting out safely.
  5. Sprinkler systems – Installing a sprinkler system can help to extinguish fires before they spread, reducing the risk of injury and property damage. It’s best to have a professional install a sprinkler system in your home.

In addition to this equipment, it’s important to have a fire escape plan in place and to practice it with your family. This is one of the most valuable tips we can provide. Make sure everyone knows how to escape from the house in case of a fire, and where to meet outside. Finally, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. In case of a fire, always call the fire brigade and avoid trying to put out the fire yourself unless it’s small and manageable.

For more information around the right fire protection for your home, you can get in touch with our team via an enquiry form, or by giving us a call on 1300 831 694


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