Fire Extinguisher 101 for van life

Kidde 21005779 Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher, ABC, 160CI, 4 lbs

Kidde 21005779 Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher

Having a fire Extinguisher is a must in van living. Your conversion van is now your home away from home. Most of the time you are cooking inside and outside your van or RV. This can be a fire risk. Be prepared to protect your home.

If something were to happen and you needed to put out a fire, have the right size fire extinguisher for the job! All most everyone has one of the standard size fire Extinguisher in their RV or conversion van. 99 percent of them have never used a fire extinguisher.

You know, pull the pin and squeeze, right? If you have never utilized a fire extinguisher you will find out the hard way. When something catches fire you are in shock and caught off guard. Most people forget where they stored their fire Extinguisher adding to the stress.

When they finally find the fire extinguisher they are so nervous they fumble around to pull the pin, then squeeze the handle. In that split second they have emptied the entire Fire Extinguisher and the fire is still burning. Now what.

Think of fire as a triangle. Fire needs Fuel, Oxygen, and Heat. Without one the fire cannot exist. Your job to stop the out of control fire in your van or RV is to separate one of the elements from the other.

The diagram above shows to Pull the pin, Aim at the Base, Squeeze Trigger and Sweep. One more thing to ad is Squeeze and Release!

Do not hold the handle down the entire time and empty the
fire Extinguisher.

Squeeze and sweep the base of the fire then Release. Make a second pass quickly and release. Check to see if the fire is out. If not, Repeat until the fire is contained.

Most fires are never fully extinguished because the Fire Extinguisher is too small, we become nervous under pressure, then squeeze and empty the fire Extinguisher completely before we have contained the fire.

Take time to practice. In the military, we always train and practice over and over. When the time comes and you need it, your reaction is natural and fluid.

  • MULTIPURPOSE PROTECTION: Fights Class A, B, and C fires and is is UL rated 2-A:10-B:C
  • EASY TO READ: Gauge tells you when fire extinguisher is charged and ready for use
  • LIGHT WEIGHT: Durable corrosion resistant aluminum cylinder
  • CLEAR INSTRUCTION LABEL: Shows the steps required to operate the extinguisher
  • QUICK AND POWERFUL: Discharge time of 13 to 15 seconds, a discharge range of 10 to 15 feet, and an operating pressure of 100 PSI
  • Multipurpose dry chemical; fights all types of fire (trash, wood, paper, liquids, electrical equipment)
  • Pressure gauge allows for immediate pressure status check

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