PRE can supply all types of firefighting equipment, from single product to large quantities. We can also assist with planning, installation, inventory control, service and maintenance.
At PRE, we work on the basis of the industry association ‘Svebras’ recommendations and guidelines for all evacuation and firefighting equipment.
In the case of a fire or other dangerous incident, it is vitally important that the evacuation begins immediately, and is completed quickly, safely and effectively. Therefore, it is important that there is clear information that is easy to follow and that there is equipment and guidance to help to get people out to a designated safe area. In addition to signs, emergency lights and guidance signs , we also offer evacuation equipment such as rescue and cat ladders, evacuation chairs, portable emergency lighting, fire alarms and other aids to help facilitate a safe evacuation of personnel.
In addition to fixed extinguishing systems , fire extinguishers or handbransläckare? are widely recognised as an important part of standard firefighting equipment to be made available on the premises. Fire extinguishers are supplied with different types of extinguishing media for various applications and conditions.
- Powder, smouldering powder is the most common extinguishing agent. It quenches most fire types and has high extinguishing effect. The downside is that powder can impair visibility and can be difficult remove later.
- Foam (water mixed with foam concentrate) effectively extinguishes fires in fibrous substances and combustible liquids. However, it has limited effect against flowing liquids and gases. Also foam liquid freezes at minus degrees and therefore should not be placed outdoors in cold weather.
- Water only quenches fibrous fires and has limited extinguishing effect compared with foam and powder. Water also freezes in the cold weather and therefore should not be placed outdoors.
- Liquid grease fire is a fire extinguishing liquid consisting of a potassium-based salt solution with high extinguishing effect of fire in cooking oil and grease. The fluid effectively prevents re-ignition of fires in oil and grease.
- Carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide is a gas commonly used for fire in liquids and plastics. It does not extinguish the fire in wood, paper or cloth. It is used primarily on electrical equipment and machinery where a clean extinguishing agent is required.
In addition to fire extinguishers fire protection may need to be supplemented with other firefighting equipment.
- A fixed indoor fire hydrant or cenrumslang also known as giving an unlimited flow of water. These cannot replace fire extinguishers and are only used as a supplement.
- A fire blanket can be used to smother fires, e.g. in clothing and on cooking pans, and is often used to supplement fire extinguishers e.g. in kitchens or laboratories.
First aid equipment
In the event of a fire the first minutes are crucial. We have to raise the alarm, save ourselves and those nearby, call for help, and then minimise the consequences of the incident. PRE offer everything from wound care to first aid products, defibrillators and training.
- We can supply first-aid products that are simply designed and provided with clear instructions so that anyone can use them to give first aid quickly.
- A defibrillator is that life-saving tool that should be present in every workplace and in any place where many people gather. With proper training and use it is possible to save lives and is less expensive than many think.
- We also offer several courses . Pure standard training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, CPR and also CPR Training with defibrillator CPR-D . We also train in First Aid L-ABC. This includes qualified briefings on what to do when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest. The training includes both theoretical and practical elements. Upon completion of our courses satisfactorily, the trainee is awarded a certificate stating that the participant can perform CPR and knows how to act in an emergency.