Why fire extinguishers cannot be put on the floor

Fire extinguishers cannot be put on the floor as they have a risk of toppling over and injuring a person. In the Singapore Standard’s Clause 1.7.7, it is mentioned that free standing fire extinguishers may be placed on shelves or on the floor if these fire extinguishers are designed for such form of placement on appropriately designed support to prevent accidental dislodgement.

How fire kills

Almost all fire related deaths are usually from smoke inhalation not from direct burns.

Carbon Monoxide – The invisible danger

When a fire starts, oxygen is used and carbon monoxide is produced.

When to run from a fire

When it is no longer safe to fight a fire or when a fire has become uncontrollable, its time to run. At not point of time should your escape route be blocked.

Can an air fryer catch fire?

When an air fryer has not been cleaned for a long time, it traps a lot of oil and animal fats. This unintended source of fuel will automatically ignite when the air fryer is working.