What is the first aid fire fighting equipment?

First Aid Fire Appliances are essentially what the name implies: apparatus provided close at hand for immediate use when needed. It should be understood that they are designed to cope with fires in their incipiency and are not to be regarded as a substitute for automatic sprinklers.

Is fire extinguisher a first aid?

Fire Extinguishers: A first aid in fire fighting.

What is the first thing firefighters do to extinguish fire?

The most common method is to use water to put out the fire. The water takes away heat by cooling the fire. Water also smothers the fire, taking away oxygen. Some firefighters use foam as an alternative to water.

What is in first aid?

First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep the victim alive.

What are the 10 items in a first aid kit?

Top 10 First Aid Kit Items

  • Gloves/Eye Protection.
  • CPR Pocket Mask.
  • Tourniquet.
  • Roller Gauze.
  • 4×4 Gauze Pads.
  • Medical Tape.
  • Two Triangular Bandages.
  • Sam Splint.

What is basic fire fighting?

Our Basic Fire Fighting course focusses on empowering your workforce on how to prevent, and in worst-case scenarios, how to effectively fight fires in the workplace. This course is aimed at anyone who has been nominated as their company’s fire fighter, as required by the OHS Act.

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What skills do firefighters need?

Key skills for firefighters

  • good physical fitness.
  • confidence.
  • resilience.
  • good communication skills.
  • the ability to work well under pressure.

What are the 2 golden rules when fighting a fire?

When considering whether to tackle a small fire yourself if you discover one, always bear in mind the golden rule of fire safety; If in doubt, get out, stay out and call the Fire Brigade immediately.

When should you not fight a fire?

Never fight a fire:

If the fire is spreading beyond the spot where it started. If you can’t fight the fire with your back to an escape exit. If the fire can block your only escape. If you don’t have adequate fire-fighting equipment.

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