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Effects of Smoke Inhalation During a Fire

Being caught in a fire emergency is a terrifying experience for anyone, and there are a huge number of risks that people are exposed to in such a situation. Smoke inhalation is one such risk, and it can be extremely dangerous, even fatal. The effects of smoke inhalation can be immediate and in this piece, we are going to look at what these effects are and the stages of their occurrence. Symptoms There are various symptoms of smoke inhalation, and they depend on how long you have been exposed to the smoke for. Some of the most obvious ones include: Cough…

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Fire Fighting Techniques

When a fire is ignited, the way it is put out depends entirely on the fuel that is making the fire burn and the location of the fire itself. There are several recognised techniques for tackling a blaze, and we are going to look through what they are and the different ways in which they are effective. Download as infographic Fog Attack The hose uses a fog setting to extinguish a fire – ideal for closed compartment fires where there is no wind. This is used by fire brigades across the country and is lauded for its effectiveness in combating fire….

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Fire Door Advice

Fire doors are vital in ensuring the safety of all occupants, guests and staff members of a building in the event of a fire. However, as these doors are so important, there are rules that must be followed in order to ensure they are operating properly at all times, and they can continue to function as a key safety device. Here, we will look at some of the main factors in keeping a fire door in working order. Download this article Ensure the fire door shuts tightly using its own Self Closing mechanism The last thing you want to worry about…

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Fire Door FAQs

Fire doors play a vital role in fire safety, and as such they are a legal requirement in all non-domestic properties. In order to ensure that your fire door is operating as it should be, as well as complying with all fire safety regulations, we have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked fire door questions. Download this article Do I need door seals? Heat and smoke seals are required for your fire door. They completely shut off all gaps in the fire door frame, serving as an excellent defence against fire and smoke. Can I have a veneer…

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The Temperature Of Fire

Fire is very hot – this much is obvious. Whether you’ve lit a match or you have a roaring fire going in your fireplace, you really don’t want any naked flame coming into contact with your skin. However, not all fires burn at the same temperature – different materials offer different amounts of heat. Download this article to have handy facts about the temperature of fire available to you at any point! Download our guide Candle Flames The outer core of a candle flame burns at 1,400°C, and the core of the flame burns at 800°C, which is quite surprising for…

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