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FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES - FIRE SAFETY TIPS
HANES SUPPLY FIRE EXTINGUISHER – SERVICE & SALES DIVISION

This Hanes Supply Fire Safety and Fire Safety Tips page is brought to you by the Hanes Supply Fire Extinguisher Service and Sales Division. This page will updated monthly with past Fire Safety Tips from our main Fire Extinguisher Service & Sales Division Page and Fire Safety Related Links. Since we only have one past Fire Safety Tip to include at this time, we have decided to keep the above information of our new division for the time being and the below Fire Extinguisher Charts. We feel that knowing the proper Fire Extinguisher is one of the most important Fire Safety Tips we could share with you.


FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Fire Safety Links

Workplace Fire Safety
U.S. Department of Labor - Workplace Fire Safety. A two page document explaining Fire Safety, Fire Extinguisher Safety, Fire Exit Safety and much more.

The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
NAFED is a trade association started in 1963 by a small number of fire equipment distributors. It has grown to represent over one thousand fire equipment distributors, suppliers, and affiliates. Their mission is to continuously improve the economic environment, business performance, and technical competence in the fire protection industry. Hanes Supply is proud to be a Member of NAFED.

The Police Notebook Home Fire Safety
Beware and Take Fire Prevention Care from the University of Oklahoma Police Department. Includes Fire Escape Route Planning, Pre-Fire Planning Checklist, Electricity and much more.

Sparky the Fire Dog
Brought to you by the NFPA. Sparky the Fire Dog is a great resource for children to learn Fire Safety through Games, Stories and a fabulous Fire Safety Questions & Answers Section.

National Fire Protection Association
The NFPA Mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Hanes Supply is proud to be a NFPA Member. This site provides Fire Protection information that could benefit all.

Safety & Health Links
Information from the New York City Fire Department website, including links to “10 Fire Safety Tips”, “Smoke Detectors”, “Burn Concerns” and much more.

If you would like to inquire additional information about our Fire Extinguisher Service & Sales Division, please contact Hanes at 1-888-426-3755 or e-mail us by clicking here. You may also open our intro to Fire Extinguisher Services flyer by clicking on the Fire Extinguisher.


This Hanes Supply Fire Safety and Fire Safety Tips page is brought to you by the Hanes Supply Fire Extinguisher Service and Sales Division. This page will updated monthly with past Fire Safety Tips from our main Fire Extinguisher Service & Sales Division Page. Since we only have one past Fire Safety Tip to include at this time, we have decided to keep the above information of our new division for the time being and the below Fire Extinguisher Charts. We feel that knowing the proper Fire Extinguisher is one of the most important Fire Safety Tips we could share with you.


OSHA link

FIRE SAFETY FYI - #4
OSHA Inspections

Is your company prepared for an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Inspection pertaining to your Portable Fire Extinguishers?

While conducting an inspection, they will look at the following:

  • That each workplace building has a full complement of proper type of fire extinguisher for fire hazards that may present themselves.
  • Employees expected or anticipated to use fire extinguishers must be instructed on the hazards of fighting a fire, how to properly operate the fire extinguisher available, and what procedures to follow in alerting others of the fire emergency.
  • Only approved fire extinguishers are permitted to be used in workplaces, and they must be kept in good operating condition. Proper maintenance and inspection of this equipment is required by each employer.
  • Where the employer wishes to evacuate employees. Instead of having employees fight small fires, there must be written emergency plans and employee training for proper evacuation.
The OSHA logo on the side is a link to the OSHA website. Their site is very informative and recommended for review.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER in use

FIRE SAFETY FYI - #3
Automotive Fire Protection is an Emerging Concern.
Did you know:

  • Per capita, the US has one of the highest fire death rates in the industrialized world. Fires involving highway vehicles (Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Busses and Trailers) resulted in 545 deaths and 2,050 injuries in 1998.
  • The 1,000 vehicle fires on office properties in 1999 caused $3.1 million in direct property damage and seven civilian injuries.
  • Fire Extinguishers are currently only mandated by DOT on vehicles over 10,000 pounds.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER in use

FIRE SAFETY FYI - #2
Portable Fire Extinguishers are the first line of defense against small fires. When used immediately during the early stages of a fire, lives and property are more likely to be saved. The following are some important NFPA statistics referencing these Life-Safety devices:

  • 94% of the time, when a Portable Fire Extinguisher is used, it puts out the fire, typically within two minutes.
  • Loss of life is minimal. 93% of all fire-related deaths occur once the fire has progressed beyond the early stages.
  • Direct property damage is minimal. 95% of all direct property damage occurs once the fire has progressed beyond the early stages.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER face

FIRE SAFETY FYI - #1
Some people are under the impression that if their Fire Extinguisher Gauge is in the green area, then a Fire Extinguisher Inspection is not necessary. THAT IS INCORRECT! Your Fire Extinguisher Gauge may not be gauging properly. Without a yearly Fire Extinguisher Inspection you are taking a big risk that it is indeed working properly, and it will be too late to find out when you might need it! In fact, by law, every fire extinguisher needs to be inspected each year and many insurance policies will not cover fires without a yearly inspection of your fire extinguishers. A yearly inspection of your Fire Extinguishers greatly raises your safety factor if a fire should occur.


FIRE EXTINGUISHER DESCRIPTIONS
The following charts are to help you determine which Fire Extinguisher you may need. Knowing which Fire Extinguisher is the proper one to use is vital to controlling a fire. Using an improper Fire Extinguisher can actually help a fire spread. If you would like more information about Fire Extinguishers, please contact Hanes Supply 888-426-3755 or e-mail us by clicking here.

Extinguishing Agent Multi Purpose Dry Chemical Regular Dry Chemical Purple K Dry Chemical Carbon Dioxide
Effective Against Fire Class: A, B, C B, C B, C B, C
Chemical Content: mono-ammonium phosphate sodium bicarbonate potassium bicabonate carbon dioxide gas
Properties: non-toxic

lightly effective on all three common classes of fire

absorbs some heat

mildly corrosive when moisture is present

non-conductive
non-toxic

effective on class
B and C fires

non-corrosive

non-conductive
superior to other dry chemicals in extinguishing class B fires

non-toxic

non-corrosive

non-conductive
cooling agent

removes oxygen to starve fire

limited range

environmentally safe

leaves no residue
Extinguishing Action: breaks chain reaction of fire also smothers and cools breaks chain reaction of fire breaks chain reaction of fire smothers, cools
Clean-Up: vacuum, sweep promptly or scrub to avoid corrosion vacuum, sweep or flush with water vacuum, sweep or flush with water none required
Applications: Stores, factories, homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, general office areas Laboratories, factories, residential kitchens, garages, boats Military facilities, oil companies, airport ramps, garages, factories, vehicles, service stations, transfer areas For areas where contamination & clean-up time is critical, such as data processing centers, labs, telephone equipment rooms, video/audio storage areas, food storage and processing plants
Temperature: −65 to +120 F −65 to +120 F −65 to +120 F −40 to +120 F
Extinguishing Agent Wet Chemical Halotron Water Foam
Effective Against Fire Class: K A, B, C A A, B
Chemical Content: potassium acetate halotron water foam
Properties: reduces temperature
cooling agent

extinguishes and reacts with cooking media to form saponification layer to prevent reflash

mildly corrosive when moisture is present

specifically designed for commercial kitchen application
ozone friendly

vaporizing liquid

primarily a cooling agent

leaves no residue
clean agent alternative to Halon 1211

EPA approved
removes heat from fire by cooling

wets embers to prevent re-ignition

Long-range capability

Conductive - not for use with B or C fires
cooling agent

floats on surface of flammable liquids to suppress vapors and help prevent reflash

easy to clean up

non-toxic
Extinguishing Action: chemical reaction, cooling cool, quench, break chemical reaction cool, quench cool, smother, break chemical reaction
Clean-Up: wipe down none required allow to dry wash down, let evaporate
Applications: Commercial kitchens - required by code Computer rooms, clean rooms, laboratories, communication studios, theaters telecommunications areas, museums, FAA control towers, marine applications Stockrooms, schools, offices,
dry-goods stores
Garages, vehicles, homes, workshop areas
Temperature: +40 to +120 F −40 to +120 F +40 to +120 F +40 to +120 F


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