Fire Extinguishers - Who Knew!??!
Posted: 25 Jun 2015, 14:41
True. Didn't think about brakes or engine.
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That depends on what is on fire. Brakes catch fire on trucks also. You might have an engine fire. You may be involved in an accident and then stand guard with the extinguisher in case a fire pops up somewhere. If you catch it early you can fight it. The extinguisher will work on that. Back when I was driving tankers the company I worked for was very proactive in safety. They had us take classes that taught us fire safety. We actually got to use extinguishers to put out fires they had set up for us.
My Dad drove a truck for Wal-Mart, and farmed as well. I knew they had fire extinguishers. Years ago, a pickup rolled right in front of us. I waved down every semi that was on the highway to get fire extinguishers, as the pickup was upside down and on fire. Got the fire out, but the guy's neck was broken. He didn't make it, but at least he didn't burn up.
Another incident; we were traveling in our motor home, which had a fire extinguisher. Came upon a car that was on fire under the hood. Got stopped, grabbed the FE and put that fire out, before it blew up. They are good.