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Afternoon course

Just back from an hour course learning how to work portable fire fighting equipment. This included spending half an hour standing in the rain getting to have a try with three extinguishers, Water, CO2, and Foam, and also trying a fire blanket. They had a special extension for the office bin fire that fitted on top and made it into a chip pan fire that you try the blanket with. The instructor also demonstrated a powder extinguisher but we did not get to try that as it makes a huge mess - even with a short blast. Worked very fast though.

Simulated office bin fire for the water extinguisher. Simulated office bin fire for the water extinguisher.
Simulated flammable liquid fire... Simulated flammable liquid fire...
...being put out with a CO2 extinguisher. ...being put out with a CO2 extinguisher.

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sismith42
May. 31st, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
cool! practicing with fire extingushers was the best part of HS chemistry :-) (I wish I knew how to use a fire blanket, though-- it would have come in handy when we had a grease fire in the uni accomidations...)
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