Fire is Severe…!! But not when Fire EXTINGUISGERS are there!!

From a tiny SPARK may burst a mighty FLAME!! This saying is very true; fire can be disastrous if unattended. Fire can cost you your earnings, your business, your house, your dreams, your family, even your life. The fire is not severe and can be handled easily with a fire extinguisher.

Extinguishers turns out to be VERY IMPORTANT!  Often ignored, even by the fire community, these overlooked life safety devices called “Fire Extinguishers”, play a vital role in keeping us safe. For most people fire extinguishers are invisible red cans on walls, never looked at, rarely considered. It is time for fire extinguishers to get the respect they deserve. Fire extinguishers are extremely important as they are the most commonly used for of fire protection.  In many cases they are a first line of defense and often contain or extinguish a fire, preventing costly damage

 

The fire statistics reported by The National in July 2017 says, 12 people were killed and 115 others injured in more than 900 fires across the country during the first half of 2016. The number of deaths related to fire incidents has dropped by 8% from the same period in 2016 and the number of injuries is down 47%, said Civil Defence general director He said the number of fires has decreased by 41 per cent compared to the first six months of 2016. He said 61% of the 928 fires occurred in villas and residential apartments. 87% of the fires were minor, Last year the Ministry of Interior reported a 31% decrease in the numbers of fires from 3,388 incidents in 2015 to 2,352 in 2016. The number of deaths related to fires in 2016 also dropped by 52% from 33 in 2015 to 16 deaths last year. Fires reported in houses and residential apartments also went down by 8% in 2016 from the year before.

 

The average fire incidents reported over a day in the UAE is more than 8, and those unreported are many in numbers. Studies say fire extinguishers play a vital role in these unreported fire incidents. Among the 80% of these cases, a portable fire extinguisher successfully extinguished the fire and in 75% of those cases, the fire department was not required to attend.

 

According to the Civil Defence, fires can be diminished by the use of a fire extinguisher. For apartment building and medical centres the presence of a fire extinguisher can provide incredible benefits. The mere presence of a fire extinguisher can have a significant impact towards diminishing the damage caused by a fire. In approximately 80% of all fire incidents, a simple portable fire extinguisher is all that is needed to put out the fire. Studies have also shown that 60% of fires go un-notified. This means that the fire is not severe and can be handled easily with a fire extinguisher.

 

Fire extinguishers play a critical role in protecting the environment by controlling fires at their very early stages While fire extinguishers are needed to put out small fires, they also have an amazing benefit towards the environment. By having the ability to control fires, fire extinguishers limit the amount of pollution that is caused by smoke and burning debris.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are the difference between a minor fire problem and destruction!!

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