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Posted on June 23, 2011

Fire Safety Tips Quiz!

Over the past few months our Houston fire sprinkler and fire safety blog has offered tons and tons of fire safety tips and tricks designed to keep you, your employees and your building safe from fire. So now it’s time for a game of let’s see who’s been paying attention! If you can answer these questions about proper building fire protection, you’ll be extra safe against otherwise devastating fires. If not, it looks like you’ve got some more studying to do!

True or False:

  1. If your building is well supplied with properly maintained fire extinguishers and your employees are well trained, you won’t have to call the fire department.  T or F
  2. Even if you are using a fire extinguisher, it is still important to have an escape route unobstructed by the fire.  T or F
  3. If absolutely necessary, you can use a water fire extinguisher to put out electrical or oil and gas fires.  T or F
  4. Referring to the instructions on a fire extinguisher is enough to learn how to use it if you quickly need to put out a fire. T or F
  5. If the firefighters arrive after you’ve extinguished the fire, you can send them away – there’s no risk of the fire reigniting after the extinguisher puts it out. T or F
  6. You should be sure to install a fire alarm in all public restrooms in your building.  T or F
  7. Smoke detector batteries need to be changed at least once a year. T or F
  8. Carbon monoxide is particularly dangerous because it is invisible to your senses – you may never even realize it’s there until it’s too late. T or F
  9. When the carbon monoxide detector goes off, you should open all the windows and doors to ventilate the area and resume your general activity. T or F
  10. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can change from mild flu symptoms to death within minutes. T or F
  11. Even the most reliable fire sprinkler systems need to be frequently inspected to ensure proper operation.  T or F
  12. If you only use a little extinguishant from your fire extinguisher, it’s probably ok and doesn’t need to be recharged. T or F
  13. A dry chemical fire extinguisher is a good choice for protecting rooms with sensitive electronic equipment. T or F
  14. You cannot use a dry- chemical fire extinguisher on a class A fire. T or F
  15. It’s a good idea to test your fire extinguishers periodically by pulling the pin and squirting a little extinguishant out. T or F

If any of these questions were tough, or if you saw some things you didn’t know before, call Kauffman Co! We can provide all kinds of fire protection services and answer any questions you have about how to keep your building totally safe.

Answers: 1.False 2.True 3.False 4.False 5.False 6.True 7.True 8.True 9.False 10.True 11.True 12.False 13.False 14.False 15.False

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