Friday, October 25, 2013

Handling Car Burning

Burning car incident is a potential casualties if not properly anticipated. In addition to avoiding the things that can cause a fire in the car, there are steps that must be considered in the rescue effort.

Usually fire or smoke that appeared in the car caused by a short circuit. In addition, there is a gas leak or splash a very hot surface. Here are some precaution to avoid the development of the fire and also the emergence of the victim, according to Imam Choiri, car electrical expert from AP Speed:
  1. Stay calm and do not panic. Immediately pull over the car to safety.
  2. Immediately turn off the car and remove the key from the ignition. Then just leave the car when the fire rapidly enlarging.
  3. If still relatively safe, open the hood, then pull one of the heads of the battery poles. Be careful, sometimes the components of the heat, use a cloth if you want to open by force by hand. The move could cut the power in the car.
  4. After unplugging the battery heads, if still safe and had, immediately turn off the heat from the source using water or a wet cloth, but better use fire extinguisher, because electronic spare will damage if spray with water dirrectly. Fire extinguisher that is provide on car usually from CO2 or other type of gasses but more expensive.

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