JMC and Management Office had organized the said Seminar on last Saturday 30 October 2009. 11 residents attended the Seminar. The trainer from an NGO organization where she demonstrated about the use of Fire Blanket and Fire Extinguisher.
A fire blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish small incipient (starting) fires. It consists of a sheet of fire retardant material which is placed over a fire in order to smother it (see below).
Small fire blankets such as, for use in kitchens and around the home, are usually made of fibreglass, and are folded in to a quick-release container for ease of storage.
Larger fire blankets, for use in laboratory and industrial situations, are often made of wool (sometimes treated with a flame retardant fluid). These blankets are usually mounted in vertical quick-release cabinets so that they can be easily pulled out and wrapped round a person whose clothes are on fire.
Some older fire blankets were made of woven asbestos fibre and are not NFPA rated. This can pose a hazard during the decommissioning of old equipment. Newer blankets such as Titan21 Fire Blanket; made with 100% cotton; are not treated with a flame retardant but are however treated with an environmentally safe product called Hartindo AF21 that is referred to as a fire inhibitor.
Attach are flyers useful for residents safekeeping.