Pointe au Baril 2019 Fire Extinguisher Campaign-Let’s All Be Prepared!
It’s time to check all your fire extinguishers, and make sure you have a fully charged and untampered extinguisher on every floor of every building at your cottage. Fire Pumps are important. But to extinguish a fire before it gets out of control, having good, working fire extinguishers close at hand is imperative. Last season’s devastating fires north of Pointe au Baril are a stark reminder that being prepared is so essential.
Special Fire Extinguisher Savings for Pointe au Baril Residents!
This Spring, PaBIA has made a special arrangement with CCY Home Hardware in Pointe au Baril Station to provide an excellent Kidde Home Series 2A10BC non-refillable fire extinguisher to our community. Priced at $62.99, CCY has generously made them available through this PaBIA initiative to anyone in the Pointe au Baril and PaBIA community for just $47.24 plus applicable HST each.
Place your order right now here on this website.
Then pick your order up at the store when you pay for it. One group-order will be placed on June 19th based on total orders received from this website, with delivery expected at CCY Home Hardware store by Wednesday July 3rd. All fire extinguisher orders must be picked up and paid for between July 3rd and July 15th, unless special arrangements have been made with CCY for later pick up. Order now as many as you need.
Kidde Home Series 2A10BC
Non-Refillable Fire Extinguisher
-ABC Dry Chemical Type
-Appropriate for all types of household fires.
-Temperature stable from -40 to +120 degrees F.
-NPPA10 Approved and ULC of Canada tested.
-Factory Sealed. (Unit must be replaced if discharged, tamper seal broken or pin pulled)
-12 year shelf life.
Of Note, some may prefer to purchase a larger, more expensive rechargeable fire extinguisher for greater firefighting capability and for more challenging environments such as workshops. Or order specialized fire extinguishers for specific needs, such as marine use. Please inquire directly at CCY Home Hardware for other fire extinguisher options available through Home Hardware to order separately.
Fire Safety 101
Learning the basics of fire safety is the first step in fighting fire – and it just so happens to be the most important.
Understanding the best ways to protect your home and family from fire should always be at the top of your to-do list. From selecting smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers, fire safety 101 begins now.
Choosing a Fire Extinguisher for Your Home
At home, place the power to put out small fires in your hands and within your reach. Fire extinguishers can help save lives and protect property, but remember — the number one priority in any house fire is to escape safely. Fire extinguishers should only be used to extinguish or contain a small fire, and after the fire department has been notified. Fire safety experts recommend always having a fire extinguisher within reach. In Pointe au Baril, emergency fire services are not easily accessible, so all the more reason to be well prepared.
Choosing a Fire Extinguisher
There are three major classes of fuel for fires:
- Class A — common combustibles, such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, trash and plastic
- Class B — flammable liquids, such as oil, paints and solvents
- Class C — electrical equipment, such as wiring, fuses, appliances and motors
Fire extinguishers are labeled with the letters A, B and C to let you know the types of fires they extinguish.
The larger an extinguisher’s ULC rating, the greater its firefighting capacity.
The numbers before the letter A or B indicate the relative amount of fire the extinguisher can put out. For example, a 3-A will put out three times as much as a 1-A. Do not attempt to put out a fire with an extinguisher that was not designed for that type of fire. The average home should have a multi-purpose ABC-type extinguisher on each story of the home.
How to Use Fire Extinguishers
Stand 5 feet away from the fire and follow the four-step PASS procedure recommended by the National Fire Protection Association:
P – Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.
A – Aim low at the base of the fire.
S – Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly to discharge the extinguishing agent. When the agent first hits the fire, the fire may briefly flare up. This should be expected.
S – Sweep the nozzle from side to side, moving carefully toward the fire. Keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire.
When to Use Fire Extinguishers
It’s important to remember that fire extinguishers are only one element of a complete fire survival plan. Only use your extinguisher after making sure:
- All residents of the home have been evacuated to safety
- The fire department has been notified, where available.
- There is a clear exit behind the person using the extinguisher
Use your extinguisher only to keep a small self-contained fire from growing, only when the room is not filled with smoke, or to create a safe pathway out of the home. Be sure to read the instructions and become familiar with your fire extinguisher’s parts and operation before a fire breaks out.