Portable Fire Extinguishers Dramatically Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Building Fires

Posted by Commercial Fire Blog Team

FEMA (Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) recently commissioned a new study on the role portable extinguishers play in reducing carbon monoxide in a building with automatic sprinklers. It found that portable fire extinguishers can reduce fire-related CO2 in a building by over 93% beyond sprinklers on their own. When sprinklers and portable extinguishers are used together, fire-related carbon emissions are cut by 99%. 

The benefits of adding fire extinguishers to a building’s fire protection to reduce its carbon footprint can readily be seen when evaluating emergency response to a fire. These can be categorized into three areas:

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Topics: Multi-Site Facilities, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Safety, Carbon Footprint