If we have recently seen car fires in the news, is it obligatory to have a fire extinguisher in the passenger compartment?
Every year, here is a mishap that affects many motorists. Whether due to an accident or following a malicious acta vehicle fire may have dramatic consequences.
But is it obligatory to equip his car a fire extinguisher and what type should be so acquire ?
A date, French regulations does not in any way impose the presence of a fire extinguisher in private vehicles.
Attention, The game’s rules are different if you have a professional vehicle. Indeed, if this is the case, you have the obligation to equip yourself with a car fire extinguisher, whatever your sector of activity.
In addition, the fire extinguisher must be accessible and in the passenger compartmentin order to are serve quickly in case emergency.
The rules are different depending on European countries. In fact, some impose the fire extinguisher generally registered vehicles on their territory.
This is the case of :
If you wish, even if it is not obligatory, to acquire fire extinguisherknow that there is 3 grands types.
On one side, we find the fire extinguishers water spray and are used for fires category A like wood or the paper.
There are also fire extinguishers foamfor fires category B like gasoline or hydrocarbons.
Finally, there are the fire extinguishers powder and are used for fires ABC category. It is also the latter which is recommended by the specialists because it can be used in all the situations.
Also know that it is necessary the CE or NF standard clearly indicated on the model, which will homologate it In France.
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