Fire equipment is devices and tools that help keep people and property safe in the event of a fire. Fire equipment can be divided into two main groups as fire fighting equipment and fire protection equipment.
Firefighting equipment are tools and devices that help put out fires. These include tools such as fire extinguishers, fire hoses, fire cabinets, sprinkler systems, gaseous fire extinguishing systems and foam systems.
Fire protection equipment is tools and devices that prevent fires from occurring or keep people and property safe during fires. Fire protection equipment includes fire detection and warning systems, emergency exit signs and directions, fire doors and fire escapes.
Fire equipment may also include equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets, breathing apparatus, fire suits and fire chests.
Correct use and maintenance of fire equipment is extremely important. Fire equipment should be renewed after a certain period of time and should be regularly maintained and tested. In addition, fire equipment should be inspected by trained personnel before use and used in accordance with the instructions for use.