A fire blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish small fires. Fire blankets are manufactured from fire-resistant fabric, usually fiberglass, which is placed over a fire in order to smother it by reducing the oxygen supply to the fire. In order for a fire to burn, heat, fuel and oxygen need to be present. A fire blanket either completely surrounds a burning object or is placed over a burning object and seals off the supply of oxygen.
Fire Blankets are most commonly used on cooking oil and fat fires.
Once used, a fire blanket should be replaced as they can be contaminated with residue from the fire which could re-ignite if used again.
Fire Blankets are subject to bi-annual and annual inspections in accordance with AS1851-2012.