Sometimes it can start to feel like we live our entire lives in our cars. Between commuting, running errands, dropping kids off at school and soccer practice, it’s no surprise that many people consider their car like a second home. And just as you protect your home from the threat of fire damage, you should do the same for your car. A car fire can occur for many reasons, but the most important thing is to be prepared to act quickly if something does happen. Preparation can mean the difference between life and death so in today’s blog, we’ll tell you what you need to know about suppressing a car fire.
What You Need to Know About Suppressing a Car Fire
Prevention is the best medicine
While it’s crucial to be prepared in case a car fire happens, it is equally important to do all you can to prevent a car fire from occurring in the first place. Keep a fire extinguisher within reach of the driver’s seat at all times and ensure that anyone who drives your car knows that it’s there and how to operate it. Also, be sure to never keep flammable liquids in your car, such as extra gasoline. The fumes emitted by flammable liquids can cause them to ignite seemingly without warning, so it’s much safer to avoid keeping them in your car at all.
React quickly and calmly
If you do ever find yourself in a situation where you need to suppress a car fire, try not to panic and instead react promptly and calmly. Retrieve your fire extinguisher and position yourself at a 45 degree angle away from the fire. This will help ensure that you are out of harm’s way in case the heat causes any components of your car to explode. Position your extinguisher at the base of the fire and wave it around the fire in wide arcs. If you aren’t able to quickly put out the fire then call 911 immediately for assistance.
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No matter your fire protection needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service including fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.