|The challenges of
fire prevention and fire fighting become much more acute once a vessel
leaves port. Assistance is far away,and the crew and vessel must provide their own fire protection.
Rough seas and navigation difficulties only increase the hazards. It is
up to the captain and crew to minimize the possibility of fire and the
damage if a fire occurs.
|When extinguishing a
fire on board, you need to use the most
suitable type of extinguishing agent—one that will do the job quickly,
cause minimal damage and result in the
least amount of danger to crew members and passengers. Picking the
proper agent depends on the classification of fire types or classes -
please review our fire classification page. Our fire extinguisher agent page provides the type of agents for each type of fire.|
It's important to note that most fuels are found in combinations, and
electrical fires always involve some solid fuel. Knowledge of
these classes and agents is essential to firefighting and fire prevention, as well as knowing the
burning characteristics of materials found aboard your vessel.
Triangle Fire provides consultations, inspections, repairs, hydro-testing, refills and emergency response for fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems on your vessel. We provide certificates of inspection and all proper documentation needed to travel our seas. We service the South Florida area (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties), Bahamas, the Carribbean, South America and will travel anywhere else in the world for your convenience.