What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by certain gas-powered appliances and engines. If a gas leak occurs, carbon monoxide can build up in certain areas. If a person is exposed to the gas for an extended period of time, he or she can suffer serious complications. For this reason, many residences and commercial buildings have carbon monoxide detectors, similar to smoke detectors, installed to prevent injury to occupants.,

How do I use a fire extinguisher?

Whether you live in a high rise apartment or work in an industrial setting, it is important to understand how to operate a fire extinguisher. Most occupational settings with high fire risks should go through safety trainings to show employees how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Even if you have had no proper training, you can learn the “PASS”

P. Pull the pin.
A. Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
S. Squeeze the lever slowly and steadily.
S. Sweep the extinguisher from side to side to cover the whole area.

What are the different types of fire extinguishers?

There exist several different types of fire extinguishers, each designed to fight particular types of fires. They are organized into different classes of fires, including:
Class A. Paper, wood, or plastic fires
Class B. Fires from flammable liquids, such as oil or gasoline
Class C. Electrical fires.
Class D. Fires from combustible metals, such as sodium or magnesium (often in laboratory settings)
Water cannot put out all fires – in fact, it can make some fires even worse. Your workplace should have the proper type of fire extinguisher installed to help fight the type of fire most likely to occur.

Do I need to service my fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers can protect your building by preventing small fires from escalating into catastrophes. Unfortunately, without regular maintenance and inspection, fire extinguishers can fall into disrepair. An ill-maintained fire extinguisher may not discharge when it is needed or may rupture when it is pressurized. In addition, a corroded fire extinguisher can even explode and cause serious injury or death.