blankets
Fire blankets are made of fire-resistant materials, usually fiberglass and sometimes Kevlar. They work by cutting off the oxygen supply (oxygen is one of the three elements that a fire needs to burn) and smothering the fire. They are particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires or for wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. Fire blankets conforming to British StandardBSEN1869:1997are suitable for use in the home.

Due to its simplicity, a fire blanket may be more helpful for someone who is inexperienced with fire extinguishers.

How to use a fire blanket?

  1. Choose the right type of fire blanket for the situation.
  2. Review fire blanket instructions before you need to use it for fire safety reasons.
  3. Make certain the fire blanket is stored in an easily accessible quick-release container.
  4. Protect your hands by wrapping them in the top edge of the blanket as you put out a fire.
  5. Use the nonflammable blanket as a shield as you approach the fire.
  6. Place the nonflammable blanket over the fire.
  7. Turn off any heat source, such as a stove burner.
  8. Leave the blanket in place until it’s cool to the touch.
  9. Dial 999 immediately from a safe location if the fire blanket does not put out the fire.
  10. Allow a fire blanket that has been in use at least 30 minutes to cool.
  11. Wrap a fire blanket around someone whose clothes have caught on fire.
  12. Use a fire blanket around your own clothes if you must move through an area on fire.
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