A fire blanket is a type of prevention equipment made from specially designed fabric that is fire retardant and is created to help extinguish any small fires that occur. They are ideally used for taking out pan fires or being wrapped around a person whose clothes have caught on fire. The most suitable location for a fire blanket is to be placed in an area that has a higher risk of fire occurring, such as a kitchen or in and around a catering environment. For further information on the installation of fire blankets or for more details, please reach out to the experts at Cease Fire Solutions in Qatar. Our staff will be more than happy to address your queries.
Fire blankets are made from materials that are of high quality and are stored in a case that is wall-mounted and extremely durable. The blankets come in sizes of 1.2m, 1.6m, and 1.8m, which are suitable for large-sized commercial kitchens and workshops. These fire blankets:
Come in a clamshell-style case
Have a 5-year cloth warranty
Suitable for putting out frying pan fires, including waste bin and clothing fires
How does a fire blanket work?
It is a straightforward fire prevention appliance created to put out small-contained fires which are usually found in a kitchen. A standard fire blanket can withstand temperatures as high as up to 900 degrees Celsius. In the event a fire breaks out, the sheet is used to smother the flames, starve it of oxygen, and douse the fire before it gets out of hand. Fire blankets are ideally used in settings like residential and industrial spaces, including kitchens and educational settings.
How does one use a fire blanket?
It is a simple fire prevention device where the individual must simply grab and pull the handle, allowing for the blanket to fall from the wall-mounted container and cover an operator’s hands to protect them from any severe burns. They can be safely deployed without the need for any special training; however, the individual must familiarize themselves with the instructions on the container before using it. There are various techniques and ways to use a fire blanket; it all depends on the fire that has broken out. Below-mentioned is a few instructions to keep in mind if a fire breaks out:
Try to switch off the heat source only if it is completely safe to do so.
Pull the tapes to release the fire blanket from the box
You must hold the fire blanket in a shield position. Try to wrap the blanket around your hands to protect them, if possible.
To take out the blaze completely, place the blanket over the fire.
Once the fire is fully extinguished, leave the blanket to cool completely.
If the flames are larger than the fire blanket, call a fire service and head to a safe place.
Other various uses of a fire blanket:
In addition to a fire blanket extinguishing small solid and liquid fires, it can also be used on an individual whose clothes have caught fire. By placing the person on the ground and wrapping them in the blanket, the oxygen gets starved and the flames slowly diminish. Another significant benefit of placing an individual on the ground who has caught fire horizontally is to prevent the fire from reaching their hair and face.
Is a fire blanket a much more suitable option than a fire extinguisher?
Not really. Fire extinguishers are still highly recommended and required to help prevent most fire break-outs. Even though a fire blanket can tackle small-contained fires effectively, it does not completely remove the possibility of removing a large-sized fire. In this instance, a fire extinguisher is preferred to take on the task.
Here at Cease Fire Solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of fire blankets in various sizes and are certified to several fire and safety standards in Qatar.
Features of the fire blanket 1.2m, 1.6m, and 1.8m:
Made of 100% texturized fiberglass cloth material
Prevents fire from spreading and minimizes burn injuries
Resistant to high temperatures
If you are based in Doha, and are looking for high-quality fire blankets, look no further than Cease Fire Solutions. We can also assist you with any queries you may have on fire blankets by simply reaching out to our team at +974 4038-9783