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Why should we cover the blanket to the person who catches fire?
By covering with a blanket, we are preventing the supply of oxygen, which is a supporter of combustion. Throwing water on them is not the suitable thing, if the fire has been caused due to electricity.
How does a fire blanket stop a fire?
They are made from 2 layers of woven glass fibre fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant film. They work by cutting off the oxygen supply (oxygen is one of the three elements that a fire needs to burn) and smothering the fire.
What does throwing a blanket over a fire put out the flames?
You should then look to a get a blanket or a large coat and ideally soak it through with water and then wrap the person on the floor in this coat/blanket in order to extinguish the flames. This removes a source of oxygen from the fire (referring back to the fire triangle).
Why should you not wrap a person on fire with the fire blanket while they are standing?
✹Should be used to extinguish clothing, or a person that is on fire, nothing else. fire blanket. Doing so would create a “chimney effect” bringing the fire to the student’s head.
Why do we wrap a blanket around a person who catches fire class 8?
Answer: We wrap a blanket around a person whose clothes have caught fire to cut off the supply of oxygen which eventually extinguishes the fire.
How do you use a fire blanket on a person?
Fold the edge of the blanket over your hands and wrap it around the person. Keep rolling the blanket around the person until the fire is completely covered. Instruct the person to STOP, Drop, & ROLL. Call for emergency services and seek necessary medical attention.
Where do you keep fire blankets?
Fire blankets should be placed in the room/ area where a potential fire may occur. Fires can spread very quickly so the placing for fire blankets is crucial. They should be fixed or placed in an easily accessible position where the breakout of fire won’t prevent access to them.
Can you use a fire blanket on a person?
Are fire blankets necessary?
A fire blanket is essential in cutting off a fire’s oxygen supply. This will prevent the fire from spreading to other areas within a structure. However, certain fires may require the use of a fire extinguisher or blanket. The blankets are easily stored and do not require maintenance.
How is a fire extinguisher used?
A: Aim the extinguisher nozzle on the hose low, toward the base of the fire. S: Squeeze the handle or lever to discharge the extinguisher. S: Sweep the nozzle back and forth. Keep the fire extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and move it from side to side until the flames are extinguished.
Why did Gopal wrapped a blanket around the person?
Question: Why do we wrap a blanket around a person whose clothes have caught fire? Answer: We wrap a blanket around a person whose clothes have caught fire to cut off the supply of oxygen which eventually extinguishes the fire.
What do you do if your clothing catches on fire?
If you clothes catch fire:
- STOP immediately where you are.
- DROP to the ground.
- ROLL over and over and back and forth, covering your face and mouth with your hands (this will prevent flames from burning your face and smoke from entering your lungs).
- COOL the burn with cool water for 10-15 minutes.
- CALL a grown-up for help.