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Fire Suppression for RV

RV Fire SuppressionThink of a situation where your house is on fire. You feel helpless, numb, and probably repentant if that fire was caused by some negligence on your part.

For an RV-er, his motor home is his home and he will experience the same numbness watching his RV getting possessed by the evil yellow flames. As it hungrily leaps and eats up all the memories and leaves nothing but ashes, the one thought that will come up and stay forever in his mind is, ‘I wish I was a bit more careful!’

We hope your RV never faces such a mishap. But you cannot predict an accident. So take precautionary steps because that will help you to deal with the inner guilt, even if you fail to repress the fire.

Here is what you need to know about RV fire suppression.

Types of Fire

A typical RV is made from highly flammable materials and this is one of the main reasons for the fire to spread rapidly. Based on the type of fire accident, it can be divided into the three following categories:

Class A fire– These fire accidents are created from solid combustible fuels like plastic, paper, wood, and so on. Unfortunately, an RV is comprised of all these elements and if there is a fire, you need to control immediately; otherwise, it will quickly get out of hands.

In order to extinguish the fire, you need to use plain water with a bit of soap. This will break the fuel from its oxygen and the water will cool down the violent effect.

Class B fire – Pray you never have to deal with fire in Class B because it is really hard to handle. These accidents are the result of flammable liquids like diesel, oil, alcohol, fuel and so on.

You cannot put out the fire using simple water because fuel floats on the surface of water, and that further spreads the fire. You need to have CO2 extinguishers to deal with such worse cases.

Class C fire – These fires catastrophes are the result of electrical issues. The insulations and components surrounding it burn due to energized circuits and that affect the wires.

These accidents can also be regarded as Class A, but you need CO2 extinguishers to stop the fire because water cannot control these situations.

Always carry a fire extinguisher in your RV and keep your cool if you experience such an incident. Using an extinguisher is easy, but if you find the situation is out of control call the fire department immediately.