How to use Fire Blankets

Oil / Pan Fires

  1. Turn of the heat source if it is safe to do so (Do not attempt to move the pan)
  2. Pull the tapes to release the blanket from its container
  3. Hold the blanket in a shield position and if possible wrap the blanket around your hands for protection
  4. Place the blanket gently over the pan/container to smother the fire
  5. Leave the pan to cool completely – do not attempt to uncover until it is completely cool

Clothing Fires

  1. Pull the tapes to release the blanket from its container
  2. Hold the blanket in a shield position and if possible wrap the blanket around your hands for protection
  3. Wrap the blanket tightly around person to smother the fire