Portable Fire Extinguishers

Portable Fire Extinguishers from Fire service plus

By: Fire service plus  02-Mar-2011
Keywords: Commercial, Fire Fighting, Fire Extinguisher

 Portable fire fighting equipment is designed to provide the user with an appliance to attend a small fire during its initial stage. When deciding to attack a fire, always designate another person to raise the alarm and obtain a back-up fire extinguisher. Portable fire extinguishers should be provided in all buildings. Training in the use of fire extinguishers is important.

Keywords: Commercial, Extinguisher, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Fighting

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