Flammable Liquid Fires


GarraFire Blanket

What is it?
  • A highly flame-resistant blanket
  • Is made from woven fibre glass fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant film
  • Does not contain hazardous asbestos fibres
  • Is of size 1.2 m x 1.8 m
  • Is folded into a quick-release container
  What is it used for?
  • To extinguish small fires but is particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires
  • To wrap around a person whose clothes are on fire and to extinguish the flame
  • For Protection against fire as a wrap when exiting a burning building
  How does it work?
  • By cutting off the oxygen supply and smothering the fire
  • Insulate and protects against heat and flame
  How to use it in a pan fire?
  • It safe to do so turn off the gas or electricity supply before using the fire blanket
  • Remove the fire blanket from this container by grasping the two protruding tags and pulling down
  • Grasp the corner of the blanket between your thumbs and forefinger with your palms facing upwards
  • Lift the arms so that the weight of the blanket is on the tips of your fingers
  • With your fingers pointing to the ceiling, rotate your hands inwards so that the blanket will curl around and protect them
  • With your palms facing towards the fire, move slowly and carefully towards the fire
  • Keep your arms up so that the blanket will shield your face and body from the heat and flame. Don't look over the top of the blanket at the fire
  • Let the fire blanket touch the side of the bench top
  • Still moving your arms forward, slowly and carefully lower the blanket over the top of the container. Don't attempt to throw the blanket over the fire
  • Cover the flames with the fire blanket and cover the whole area to cut off the airflow
  • Place a saucepan lid or any other flat solid object on top of the fire blanket over the mouth of the container
  Man on Fire?
  • Remove the fire blanket from its container
  • To prevent burns on the hands and arms, make sure your wrap the top edges of the blanket around your hands to protect them
  • Catch the person and wrap the blanket around the fire
  • Pat down the fire over the blanket with your hands or roll the person to extinguish the fire
  • Remove the blanket once the fire is extinguished and flush the burnt area with water to cool the burn
  • Apply First Aid and seek medical help
Kitchen Pan Fires

Exit a Burning Building

Remove the fire blanket from its container

Wrap the blanket around yourself covering your head, body, hands and arms

Exit the building