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Vehicle Safety Kit

Do you carry a vehicle fire extinguisher as part of your car safety Kit?

Did you know?

Approximately one in seven fires responded to by fire departments across the nations is a highway vehicle fire. (USAF)

The leading factor contributing to the ignition of highway vehicle fires was mechanical failure.

“Once flames occur in the engine it takes an average of four minutes for the fire to reach the passenger compartment.” (NHTSA)

Do you know the correct fire extinguisher for your vehicle?

Class B extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, and oil-based paints.
Class C extinguishers are suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in.

To reduce the risk of a vehicle fire your vehicle should be inspected at least once a year.

Posted Tuesday, February 19 2013 4:44 PM

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