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Firechief Flamezorb – the environmentally friendly solution to flammable liquid spills

Firechief Flamezorb is a lightweight substance which quickly absorbs flammable liquid spills, allowing you to react to accidental spillages quickly and safely. The product comes in a heat sealed bag and can easily be transferred to a standard fire bucket for use when it’s needed.

Unlike sand which is often used, Flamezorb’s super absorbency allows the product to work quickly and effectively and requires effortless clear up and disposal.

And even better, Flamezorb is also environmentally friendly, which means safe disposal of the toxic waste and no need for landfill residue.

Watch the new Firechief Flamezorb video to find out more about this useful product.

Firechief Sponsors Fire Safety Event in Wales

Firechief is pleased to be a sponsor of the ‘Keeping People and Property Safe: The Future of Fire Safety in Wales’ event, which is taking place at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Wales on 26 September. The event is free to attend and an opportunity to hear from and engage with key professionals from across the Fire Industry.

To find out more and to book your place, email [email protected]. Places are limited and booked on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fire Industry Golf Day 2018

FIRECHIEF SUPPORTS THE 2018 FIRE INDUSTRY CHARITY GOLF DAY

Thursday 24th May 2018 saw the fifth year of the Fire Industry Golf Society’s charity golf day at Belton Woods near Grantham in Lincolnshire. As in previous years, the competition was held on ‘The Lakes’ course where water accompanies most holes!

The event raised an amazing £6,110 which will be split between each of the following charities as chosen by the players:
Whizz-Kids
Alzheimer’s Society
Help for Heroes
British Heart Foundation
Prostate Cancer UK
NSPCC
Children’s Burns Trust
Macmillan Cancer Support

Firechief provided the players with goody bags containing all important bottles of water and Firechief caps- as well as other gifts – to keep them going during the day.

As a main sponsor of the event Firechief also provided the breakfast rolls and coffees at the beginning of the day and the evening meal at the end, sponsored the team winner’s trophy and paid for a professional photographer to attend and capture the events of the day.

David Murfitt, Organiser of the Fire Industry Charity Golf Day, expressed his thanks to Firechief and the other sponsors of the day saying: “My sincere thanks to all concerned for the fantastic support you gave the event. We had a superb day and raised a good sum for charity too!’.

 

Firechief launches world’s first extinguisher for Lithium Ion battery fires

Many of us will remember Samsung’s Lithium Ion battery problems which resulted in its Galaxy Note 7 recall last year but even though it won’t generally mean a product recall, it’s not as uncommon for this type of battery to catch fire as you might think, which is why Firechief has introduced the Firechief Lith-ex, the world’s first fire extinguisher for Lithium Ion battery fires.

Why are Lithium Ion batteries used in electronic gadgets if there is a fire risk?

The key benefit of Lithium Ion batteries is that they are compact and lightweight, hold considerable charge and perform well under constant discharge-recharge conditions. And to date, they are the best option available in terms of the power the battery supplies for its size and weight, which is key to manufacturers being able to keep smartphones slim and light. That’s also why Lithium Ion batteries are now commonly found in other electronic products such as laptops, tablets, power tools, cameras, toys and electric scooters to name a few.

How to manage a Lithium-Ion battery fire

To understand why Lithium Ion batteries catch fire, it helps to understand how they work. The fact that their components have been designed to be lightweight, means there are thin partitions between the battery cells and only a thin outer covering. Both the partitions and coating are fairly fragile, so if they are punctured when the battery is damaged, a short occurs and this spark can ignite the highly reactive lithium.

Alternatively, the battery may overheat and the heat of the contents exerts pressure on the battery, potentially causing an explosion.

The advice from the Battery University, is that if you are using a device with a Lithium Ion battery and it starts to hiss or bulge, unplug it from the mains, remove the battery from the gadget if possible, and move it away from anything flammable.

The world’s first extinguisher for Lithium Ion battery fires

Should you need to fight a Lithium Ion battery fire, there’s only one fire extinguisher that will do the job. Firechief is proud to introduce the Firechief Lith-ex, the world’s first fire extinguisher for Lithium-Ion battery fires. The Lith-ex Extinguisher is compact, lightweight, easy to store, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. It will extinguish uncontrollable flames, quickly cool the excessive heat and prevent re-ignition, something that an ABC powder extinguisher will not be able to do.

Top tips to minimize the risk of fire or explosion

The risk of fire or explosion increases if the Lithium Ion battery is exposed to hot conditions or the battery or internal components are damaged, so simply dropping or crushing your mobile phone could cause it to catch fire. To reduce the risk of a battery fire incident:

• Avoid storing devices with lithium-ion batteries in places with high temperatures. such as in a hot vehicle or even a warm pocket.
• Avoid overcharging your devices.
• Avoid keeping all your lithium ion battery devices together. When you travel, especially on a plane, you’ll likely have all your electronic items in one bag. This may be unavoidable but try to keep some space between the devices. Although having lithium ion batteries in close proximity does not increase the risk of a fire, if there is an accident, the other batteries could catch fire and make the situation worse. Lithium Battery Fires can quickly exceed temperatures of 800ºC – three times hotter than an oven!

The Firechief range of products set the standard for those who are seeking competitively priced, superior quality, UK-approved fire safety products. Look out for the Firechief brand for products you can trust to help keep you safe. Contact [email protected] or call us on 0330 999 0019