Fire safety in public transportАпрель 27, 2019
Fire safety in public transport transport fires are quite common. Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons for fire safety violations in public transport: faulty electronics, faulty fuel system, gasoline leakage, careless handling of fire by passengers and many other things.
Due to the fact that in this case the fire occurs in a very limited space, for example, in the cabin of the bus or tram, then there are quite a few victims. The means and method of extinguishing fires in vehicles are not very different from the usual firefighting methods in buildings. To speed up firefighting and minimize losses, it is necessary to take care, for example, to have a fire extinguisher in the cabin.
Once passengers have detected a fire or smoke in the public transport cabin, it is necessary to inform the driver as soon as possible, who should take measures to ensure fire safety in the. Public transport, evacuating people and calling the firefighters, if possible start extinguishing with the help of a fire extinguisher.
Each driver should receive appropriate training and familiarize himself with the means and methods of extinguishing the fire in the interior of the vehicle. It is the knowledge of the driver of that will largely determine the life and health of people in the cabin of the vehicle.
It is necessary to pay attention to the fact that for extinguishing vehicles it is recommended to use foam or powder types of fire extinguishers. They can effectively deal with both the ignition of wiring and the burning of fuel. If fire safety measures in public transport are taken in time and firefighting is started quickly, it is possible to manage the fire and eliminate the fire before the firefighters arrive.