Foam Extinguishers

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Now, let us see how a foam extinguisher is used. Very similar to a water extinguisher in its operation. We have still got a tag, still got a pin, and basically, we press and go. First, I pull out the tag, and I will spin it around towards the fire. It is now gonna be started. But how it operates, particularly what comes out of the end, is quite different compared to the water. We are now simulating an oil fire. Would not quite reach, so I need to go closer. We try again. This time we have been effective. What happened is the foam has now got all over the oil and smothered the fire, but notice I have had to get much closer compared to the water extinguisher. So keep that in mind if we need to use a foam extinguisher, particularly on burning oil.