Learn How To Protect Your Car From Fire
The fire can happen in the car anytime while driving, parking or due to some many reasons like collisions to other vehicles, or hitting to other objects or overheating of the engine as well. It is always considered a car as hazardous due to the presence of fuel and heat which may cause fire for various reasons. Whether you drive your car hard on the track or simply want to be on the safe side, Cars can catch fire for a variety of reasons which can take the life of human and destroy the car too.
It is very much necessary to save life as well as the expensive and loving car too. Hence, placing the fire extinguisher in a car is highly recommended. It is better to invest in suitable fire extinguishers to put off the fire to save the vehicle from the damages and to save human life as well.
An automotive fire extinguisher can be mounted using various different methods. The most common place to mount the car fire extinguisher is in the bottom front of the passenger seat or in the trunk where it is tied up to the side.
The size of the fire extinguisher that you should buy is dependent upon the location of it in the car. Using a 1 or 2-kilogram fire extinguisher is all that is needed to put a car fire out, which is fairly small and can be placed in numerous locations in your car with their brackets for mounting them.
Choose the suitable fire extinguisher as causes of a car fire are often related to electrical issues or combustible fuel, as well as common organic combustibles such as upholstery, paper, cloth and wood products that are integral to your vehicle. which require a Dry powder ABC type fire extinguishers that are the best choice and fire blanket and fireball also can help you put out a fire.
Below is a list of the best car fire extinguishers with their brackets/clip for mounting them along with other equipment as below:
1 Kg Dry Chemical Powder ABC type Fire Extinguisher
1 kg fire extinguishers are light enough to handle easily and small enough to fit into most cars unobtrusively
2 Kg Dry Chemical Powder ABC type Fire Extinguisher
Commercial vehicles must carry a fire extinguisher based on NFPA regulation, and most often do not require a model weighing more than 2.3 kg.
- FIRE Extinguishers shall be filled and serviced by a regular fire services company.
(Service your car fire extinguisher in the same way that you would service your home extinguisher. It should be recharged or replaced after every use, even if it was not completely discharged at the time of operation. Regular maintenance includes a monthly inspection and an annual service that typically involves a recharge.)
- Certified to Local Fire Standards – always buy a fire extinguisher that has been labeled with local certification.
A fire blanket is a highly flame-resistant blanket that can be used to extinguish a small fire or to wrap around a person in case of a fire. Fire blankets are made from 2 layers of woven glass fiber fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant film. They work by cutting off the oxygen supply to the fire.
Fidiaz (Automatic Extinguishing for Car Engine Fire)
Most of the car fire is happens due to over-heating of a car engine which leads to the fire. Fidiaz is the High flexibility tube specially designs to protect the Car engines. The outside diameter of the tube is 18 mm available with different lengths from 1 m to 4m as required for applications.
These tubes filled with HFC227ea (clean agent ) of 0.25 kg for to protect the maximum volume of 0.2-0.3 m3 and capable to extinguish Class A, B and C types of fires. It works on an automatic operation based on increased temperature. The tube breaks down and activates at 120°C that releases the gas to extinguish the fire due to overheating. It operates independently and operational 24/7 without any power supply.
It has Long working life of 5 – 10 years and no maintenance during the entire working life leads to zero maintenance costs. Very simple installation and no training required for installation. The Pressure gauge is available to monitor the pressure at any time.
The Fire Ball is an innovative product which is designed to suppress any kind of small fire in the initial stage by throwing it in the flame to make it explodes and activate to kill the fire immediately. The Fire Ball will activate itself within seconds from coming into contact with flames and release a mono ammonium phosphate chemical powder which separates the three elements of fire and extinguishes the fire.
The Fire Ball Extinguisher is automatically activated when it is in a 70 ° C environment, either by dropping it easily into the car when it catches fire or activates itself when it is already located in the car.
The ABC90% FIREBALL consists of 1.3Kg of Dry chemical powder.
- This innovative product does not need annually Maintenance.
- This does not require the user’s approach to a point near the Fire area.
- The Activation Eruption noise can also be used as a Fire Alarm (alerting people near the Fireplace).
- The Fire Extinguisher Ball is a lightweight product that is easy to use even by children or the elderly (in case of need).
First Aid Kit
Of course, no one wants to think about getting into a car accident, and most of us travel all over in our cars without even thinking about the possibilities of an accident. Having a well-stocked and ready-to-use first aid kit is one of the best ways you can prepare for emergencies.
Here is a list of all the First Aid basics you should always keep well-stocked in your First Aid car kit:
- Adhesive Band-Aids for covering cuts
- Gauze pads for treating wounds
- Safety pins for closing bandages
- Adhesive tape
- Antibiotic ointment
- Antiseptic and hydrocortisone cream for skin inflammation and rashes
- Antihistamine for allergic reactions
- Antiseptic wipes to sanitize your hands
- Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other pain-relieving medication
- Ointments to treat mild burns
Other Elements of a Car Fire Safety
Besides of above, it is wise to have maintenance tools, safety equipment such as safety gloves, Goggles, Torch, etc., these items are meant to ensure a safe trip for all.
CAR SAFETY: (Prevention is better than cure)
Vehicle fires are not common, but they do destroy your property and can be life-threatening. Fortunately, you can prevent a car fire by maintaining your vehicle parts and wiring, staying safe while driving, using safe car habits, and observing warning signs listed as below:
- Avoid storing flammable materials in your vehicle
- Avoid smoking in your car
- Keep your car clutter-free
- Carry a fire extinguisher and fire blanket and Fire Ball
Actions when your car is on fire:
- Stop the car and turn off the ignition.
- Get every person out of the car, and don’t allow anyone to go back to retrieve personal items.
- Move far from the burning vehicle to avoid the flames and toxic fumes—at least 100 feet—and also keep bystanders back.
- Call local rescue/police.