Using Fire Equipment

Charts and guides for using fire equipment

Using Fire Hose Reels

  • Turn on the stop valve
  • Run out the length of the hose as required
  • Turn on the water at the nozzle, direct the stream at base of fire
  • Ensure you leave a direct egress path between you and the nearest exit door/ egress route

Using Fire Extinguishers

  • Ensure that you use the correct extinguisher
  • Always keep an emergency exit behind you (away from the fire)
  • Stay low to avoid the effects of heat and smoke
  • Direct the extinguisher stream at the base of the flames
  • Move stream in a side to side sweeping motion

The Fire Triangle

Fire Extinguisher Chart

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