We were featured on Shin Min Daily News!

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Our manager Tan Ting Wei was interviewed for this article

We were featured on the local press due to a few recent high profile fire outbreak cases in Singapore. As the information is published in mandarin, we decided to translate it to your benefit!

Summary of Feature:

  1. Less than 1% of households in Singapore do not have fire protection equipment at home, and the average person on the street does not have strong fire safety knowledge.
  2. Fire blankets and fire extinguishers are complementary items. The one-two combo of extinguishing the fire and covering the remains up with a fire blanket can reduce the risk of the fire reigniting!
fire extinguisher fire blanket combo
Perhaps a bundle for your home? 🙂
  1. AB powder fire extinguishers (denoted by a blue label on the cylinder) is good enough for most home and commercial use cases.
  2. There are different weight classes for AB powder fire extinguishers and therefore, the heavier it is the better the fire rating.
  3. Foam-type fire extinguishers (denoted by beige label) are more suitable for commercial kitchens.
Hercules 6l Wet Chemical fire extinguisher
The Hercules 6L Wet Chemical for commercial kitchens!
  1. Fire extinguishers need to be serviced on an annual basis.
  2. Fire extinguishers are designed for single-charge use, therefore it is advisable to bring it to the manufacturer to get it refilled and ready for next use!
service fire extinguisher
We can help with your servicing needs too!
  1. National Safety Council of Singapore boardmember Mr Parthi commented residents should wear appropriate footwear before helping others evacuate. This is to avoid stepping on broken glass shards and hurting themselves.
  2. Residents should shout “Fire!”, and ask for someone to call the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
  3. Residents can assist with evacuation, but only if it does not put themselves in harm’s way.
  4. In situations whereby the escape route is blocked, Mr Parthi recommends finding a room with bathroom access, close the door and seal it with a wet towel to prevent smoke from coming in whilst calling for help.

Conclusions

Always be prepared for a fire.

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