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What are the available fire extinguishing devices and how to use them?

a)  Types of devices:

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Heavy duty type. 


b)  How to use fire extinguisher ?

Hold the extinguisher in an upright position. 

Pull out the safety device which is fitted to prevent accidental discharge.


Aim the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire. 

Keep a safe distance of about 1 to 1.5 metres away from the fire.


Press the top lever of the extinguisher.


Use a sweeping motion to allow the discharge to be directed over entire area of the fire.

c.         How to use hose reel ?

Turn on the hose reel valve before releasing the hose reel.

Run out the hose.

Turn on water at nozzle and direct the stream at the base of the fire.


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