Fire Blankets


A fire needs heat, fuel and oxygen to burn.  A fire blanket is used to completely surround a burning object or to be placed over it. In doing so, the fire blanket works by cutting off the oxygen supply to the fire, thereby extinguishing it.

Fire extinguishers cannot be used on any flame, and must certainly not be used on a burning pan containing fat.  However, the fire blanket is the safest fire control method to have in your kitchen because it can be safely used to smother a pan-fire or to wrap around a person whose clothing is on fire.  Do not forget to cover your hands with the blanket itself when using it to put out a fire.