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What should a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher not be used on?

Dangers: CO2 extinguishers should not be used on fires involving solid materials, such as paper, wood and fabric, and also are not suitable for use on flammable gases.

How can you prevent fire at home?

Top 10 Tips to Prevent House Fires

  1. Test Your Smoke Alarms Regularly. The easiest way to avoid a house fire is by checking your smoke alarms regularly.
  2. Inspect All Your Heating Sources.
  3. Keep Your Stove and Oven Clean.
  4. Don’t Leave Your Kitchen.
  5. Always Check Your Dryer.
  6. Maintain All Cords.
  7. Properly Store Flammable Products.
  8. Practice Caution with Candles.

How can we extinguish fire at home?

Extinguish the fire if possible Grab your fire extinguisher and remember to PASS: pull the pin, aim at the base of the flames, squeeze the extinguisher handle, and sweep from side to side until the fire is extinguished. Make sure that the fire is completely out and not still smoldering.

What are the top 3 donts in responding to emergency situation?

  • Don’t call 911 unless there is a life-threatening emergency.
  • Don’t drink, eat, or smoke anything during an emergency from a chemical source or unknown explosion until you are out of harm’s way.
  • Don’t go anywhere except to your designated meeting place after escaping from an emergency scene.

How can you prevent a fire?

Ways to prevent fire incidents:

  1. Avoid unattended or careless use of candles. No open flames are allowed inside any Tufts University building.
  2. Keep BBQ grills at least 10 feet from the house.
  3. Do not disable smoke or CO detectors.
  4. Do not smoke indoors.
  5. Do not leave your cooking unattended.

How can you prevent a fire from starting?

Also consider how you will protect people if there is a fire.

  1. Carry out a fire safety risk assessment.
  2. Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart.
  3. Avoid accidental fires, eg make sure heaters cannot be knocked over.
  4. Ensure good housekeeping at all times, eg avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn.

Which points you will keep in your mind to control fire?

Blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed. 2. When cooking, keep towels, pot holders and curtains away from flames. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn such as bedding, curtains or clothing.

How can you reduce the risks associated with the source of fuel?

There are various ways to reduce the materials and substances which burn, and to separate them from ignition sources, for example:

  1. Store flammable materials properly.
  2. Remove combustible wall and ceiling linings, such as timber, polystyrene or carpet tiles (to reduce the surface rate of flame spread and smoke production)