Proper Use of Fire Fighting Hose Reels in Buildings

Proper Use of Fire Fighting Hose Reels in Buildings


Proper Use of Fire Fighting Hose Reels in Buildings


The purpose of installing fire fighting system in buildings

The purpose of installing fire fighting system in buildings is to protect lives and properties of the residents by providing a convenient point to obtain water for fire fighting.

Proper way of installation of fire fighting hose reels

The fire fighting system of a building comprises pumpsets, sump/roof tanks, pipeworks, sprinklers, hydrants and hose reels.
 Fire fighting hose reel is the part which can be easily accessible. The fire hose reel outlets should be properly housed in glass fronted cabinet secured under lock and key.

Who should maintain the fire fighting system?

The operation and maintenance of the fire fighting system of a building are under the care of the management office/incorporated owners, or in case of public housing estates, Housing Department. Common examples of poor maintenance are missing outlet, glass lock or key.

Common illegal usage of fire fighting system

The most commonly found examples of illegal uses of the fire fighting system is to use the water for purpose other than fire fighting such as car washing or floor cleansing.

Consequence of the illegal practice

The fire fighting system could be rendered ineffective by illegal usages. If the stored water in the fire service roof tank is used up by the illegal usages while the pump sets supplying water to the roof tank is not functioning properly during a fire, the consequence could be very serious with loss of lives and properties.




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