Fire extinguishers may not necessarily be often used but when there is a real fire emergency situation, these red cans will be vitally useful as a first line of defense in extinguishing a fire and preventing fires to inflict further costly damage to properties. This mentioned statement is backed up by the National Fire Protection Association and the local fire department and both continually advocate that fires can be diminished by using a fire extinguisher.
In a significant way, the local fire department has been very successful in campaigning to educate everyone in the community about fire prevention and the importance of fire extinguishers in one’s home and establishment, generally, because it’s much easier advocated through social media through a well-demonstrated video, such that people are now realizing a fire extinguisher’s usefulness, thus small fires are easily stopped. Furthermore, fire drills are often practiced in schools and offices, a collaboration between these establishments and the fire department and, therefore, this training has helped taught people how and when to use an extinguisher. The after effect of an un-prevented fire is the pollution that it gives to the environment, which comes from the smoke and burning debris, thus, fire extinguishers provide this benefit of protecting, too, the environment so that small fires are easily stopped and a limited amount of pollution is contained from spreading to the environment.
Conducting drills, seminars, trainings to the most concerned on how to use effectively fire extinguishers, the fire department makes it a point to educate people on that as well as informing them that there many kinds of fire extinguishers according to where they are effectively useful, such as wet chemical extinguisher, carbon dioxide extinguisher, water fire extinguisher, powder fire extinguisher, and foam extinguisher. One must be careful in using the right kind of fire extinguisher according to the kind of fire caused by a material, that is, wet chemical fire extinguisher is useful to stop fires caused by oil-based substances, while water extinguisher is often used to extinguished burning paper, wood, organic materials. Extinguishing fires that are caused by electrical short circuits or faulty wirings can be effectively stopped using a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher rather than using a water fire extinguisher. For fires that are caused by flammable liquids and solids, the foam fire extinguisher is most effective, however, this kind cannot stop fires caused by electric break outs and, thus, a more effective kind, which is the powder fire extinguisher, is recommended, which is often found in buildings, because it can extinguish flammable liquids, solids, gases as well as electric fires.