When you see a flash, there’s usually nothing you can do to stop it.
But what if there was?
That’s the challenge in a house that has just been engulfed in flames.
In this guide, we’ll take you through the basics of extinguishing a flash fire in your house, and the steps you need to take to protect your home.
If you can, read on to find out what you need, what you can’t do, and what you might need to do to keep the flames out.
Fire extinguisher What is a fire extinguishing foam?
A fire extinguishers foam is a thick, lightweight material that has a low melting point.
It is commonly used to stop flames from spreading inside your home when they get too close to a fire pit or chimney.
What’s a ‘fire pit’?
A fireplace or fire pit is a structure that has been constructed to allow a fire to be lit.
These structures can be small or large, but usually contain a large number of wooden or metal pieces, typically three to six metres long, or a small metal chimney, such as a fire hydrant.
When a fire is lit, the flame is carried over the surface of the wood or metal, igniting it.
This then causes the fuel to catch fire.
This usually leads to a flash or fire, which can spread to the building next door or other nearby properties.
The foam, when applied to the surface, stops the flames from catching on to the wood and metal.
A fire extinguiter can be placed on top of the fire pit to stop the flames burning when they enter it.
A foam extinguisher has a range of different uses, from keeping people away from a fire in a fire escape to extinguishing flames in your own home.
How can I extinguish a flash?
Fire extinguishers typically have a small plastic ring that is used to release a small amount of the extinguishing agent into the air.
Once the foam is applied, the foam can be spread to catch on to wood and other material.
The flame can then be extinguished by spreading it into a large enough area, or spreading it over a large area.
The fire extinguiser can also be used to put out fires in a garden, car park or other open area.
To start extinguishing, first place a fire safety ring around the fire.
The ring should be large enough to cover most of the area, and close enough to be used.
The size of the ring is up to you.
This should be about 10cm by 20cm by 15cm.
When the fire is about to start, place a piece of foam around the ring to make it more difficult to reach and extinguish.
Next, spread the foam over the area and hold it there for several seconds to let the foam catch fire, as it burns and spreads.
It may be best to place the foam on a wooden or glass surface, to prevent it from sticking to the metal, or even to the outside of the house.
Finally, put a small water bottle or hose on top to extinguish the fire if you are not sure if it is a flash.
What if the fire starts outside the home?
If you are still unsure whether the fire was caused by a flash on the outside, you may wish to check the fire safety guidelines from your local fire service.
The guidelines state that it is the responsibility of each individual homeowner to ensure their fire safety is being met.
If the fire started outside, make sure you put on the appropriate fire safety equipment.
When you have removed any debris or flames from the area around the blaze, put out any fire that may have started.
When putting out the fire, it is important to keep an eye on any nearby people and pets.
If any of your pets or people are injured, take them to a vet immediately.
If your home has been damaged by a fire, the damage can take time to repair, and you may have to move.
Where to put an extinguisher in your fireproofing products and how to apply it.
Fire extinguishing products and foam extinguishers are designed to extinguishes flash fire, not a flame.
When using fire extinguishants to extinguishers for flash fires, make the following decisions:Use a foam extinguishing product (e.g. foam, foam spray, foam or wax) when the fire has not burnt or ignited any material.
Use the extinguisher on the fire that you want to extinguishly.
Do not apply the extinguishers on the area that the fire originated from, or where the flames have not burned away.
Do apply foam extinguishments directly to the spot on the exterior that the flame originated from.
Do keep the extinguishant on the surface.
Do not apply foam or foam spray directly to any area that has not been treated by a firefighter.
Do make sure that the extinguishment is applied to areas that are dry and not damp.
Do take all steps necessary to ensure that the foam extinguishes properly.What do