The fire extinguisher was invented by George William Manby in 1818. It was a simple device that used a copper cylinder and compressed air to push large amounts of water through the nozzle of the cylinder.Know More
In 1872, Thomas J. Martin improved upon the fire extinguisher developed by George Manby. The modern fire extinguisher uses a chemical foam that is stored in the cylinder and propelled by nitrogen or carbon dioxide. The chemical-foam fire extinguisher was invented by a Russian named Aleksandr Loran in 1904.
The two variants of the modern fire extinguisher are the stored-pressure and cartridge-operated fire extinguishers.Learn More
The ingredients in a fire extinguisher vary based on its application, or class of fire extinguisher. The United States categorizes fire extinguishers into classes A,B,C,D and K, each of which contains different ingredients to put out different types of fires.Full Answer >
To use a fire extinguisher to put out flames, pull the pin, aim the nozzle at the fire, squeeze the lever and sweep the extinguisher from side to side. The acronym to make the process easier to remember is PASS, which stands for pull, aim, squeeze and sweep.Full Answer >
The first fire alarm system was invented by Dr. William F. Channing. It was put into service in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 28, 1852. The first alarm received by the system occurred the following day.Full Answer >
Percy Julian invented the fire extinguisher, Aero-Foam. It was extensively used during World War II, and was referred to as the United States Navy's "bean soup."Full Answer >