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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fire extinguishers

I figured with all the info I take here, I might as well share a bit of info.
I'm majoring in fire protection and safety technology [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] and I've learned a bit over this last semester.


What you want to get in the way of a fire extinguisher is ABC.
If you have an extinguisher rated simply for A, you cannot extinguish or control liquid fires which are probably going to be the most common jeep fire problems.If you have an electrically charged fire, you need an extinguisher with a Class C rating as you wouldn't want electrocute yourself [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Also, you really only need one fire extinguisher.If you are expecting a flammable liquid fire, two units of Class B cannot replace a larger extinguisher.The reason behind this is because if you do not fully extinguish the flame with the first extinguisher, it is likely to flashback and you will be back at sqaure one.

Another suggestion..If you ever partially expell an extinguisher, get it refilled or replaced.Even though you didn't expel all of the air, it may not work next time.
Also, when attacking a fire, use the PASS method.
First pull the pin, aim the nozzle, squeeze to test the extinguisher, then approach the flame and sweep(go to side to side with the extinguisher)


This is just some stuff I've learned, take it for what its worth.Its kinda unorganized [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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1. It's good to have you posting again!
2. I hope College is going well.
3. It's good to see that garage fire helped you decide on your life's work.
4. Keep sharing the information.... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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1.its good to be back
2.college is going great, this break is going better
3.garage fire didn't decide my career, always wanted to be in some fire related business..but it probably helped a bit [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
4.I've expended all of my resources within this post!
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I posted on this topic a few months ago, but it bears repeating. If you are carrying a fire extinguisher in a vehicle, every week or so take it out and shake it up to keep the dry chemical from settling and clumping. It can happen. A full extinguisher that won't discharge the chemical due to clumping is virtually useless. I'm a fire dept. member and have seen this happen, both in vehicles and in the home (extinguishers placed on top of a refrigerator and the constant vibration of the compressor causing settling). Just one more thing to think about.
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yep, forgot about that one..they are usuelss when they become caked up
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Joey are you going to osu? I work with 2 people that go there for fire protection, arron hoffburg and matt kazrieal.

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One other thing, which mostly applies to us in the colder climates is to make sure your fire extinguisher is rated for the cold. Otherwise it'll die during the winter and you're SOL.
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which is also true jeepn [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

yeah I go to okstate
I think I've heard those names, what year are they?
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I find this post interesting, I always like to read about safety.
I have a fire related question.
I keep an extinguiser in my Jeep that I have used for some very small stuff... Thank goodness I had it, because if that small stuff had gotten big I would have been really in trouble.
My question is, what is the best way to go about getting it refilled or recharged. What kind of businesses do this type of thing?
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Check with your local fire department, some of them still do this. If not they can tell you anyplace that does it locally.
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