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FIRST AID KITS
First aid kit for cars, vans and trucks in Evolution box
This HSE-compliant basic first aid kit comprises equipment for minor injuries, including an eyewash pod, moist wipes, waste bags, dressings, tape and bandages.
Price £7.80 • Web www.zafety.co.uk
St John Ambulance large motor vehicle first aid kit
Designed for use in larger vehicles, this kit contains a first aid guide for information and advice on dealing with everything from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions. Includes foil blankets, dressings, bandages, scissors, gloves and plasters.
Price £30.60 • Web www.sja.org.uk
Caravan and motorhome first aid kit
This first aid kit, designed especially for use in caravans and motorhomes, includes assorted plasters, sterile dressings, bandage, eyewash pod, tweezers and scissors.
Price £14.95 • Web www.autoleisure.co.uk
Commander 1-litre AFFF extinguisher
An AFFF (aqueous film forming foam) extinguisher, the 1-litre Commander has a corrosion-resistant finish, polythene internal ringing and a brass spray nozzle.
Price £18 • Web hartsonfire.co.uk
FireChief Flame Buddy 150
This portable extinguisher is easy to use and suitable for extinguishing small wood, paper, textile and cooking fat fires. BalloonForce technology ensures that even if punctured, there is no risk of explosion. One to keep as a back-up to your main AFFF extinguisher.
Price £13.31 • Web www.firesafetystore.co.uk
FireShield 1-litre AFF extinguisher
This AFFF extinguisher comes with a five-year warranty and is ideal for fighting fires designated class A (wood, paper, card, blinds, curtains, carpets sofas and other types of free-burning materials) and class B (flammable liquids cooking liquids, oil, petrol, kerosene and paint).
Price £10.89 • Web www.fireextinguishersonline.co.uk
FIRE BUCKETS & BLANKETS
Colapz folding fire bucket
This collapsible fire bucket with eight-litre capacity is space-saving and durable. The watertight container can be filled with sand on site and when you’re ready to move on, simply empty and rinse. Comes with reinforced handle and elastic drawstring.
Price £5 • Web shop.caravanclub.co.uk
Caravan/camping soft case fire blanket
Made from 200g cloth to ensure flexibility and durability, this blanket comes in a soft pouch (hard case available for £7.79) for easy storage. Designed for smothering and extinguishing fires occurring in caravans and motorhomes.
Price £5.99 • Web www.fireprotectionshop.co.uk
10-litre fire bucket
This bright red plastic fire bucket comes with a load and carrying handle, and has a useful 10-litre capacity.
Kidde 10Y29 smoke alarm
Optical smoke alarms use an infrared LED to check for smoke particles. This compact model has a 10-year sealed long-life lithium battery and is fitted with a hush button to silence false alarms. It measures 45 x 104mm and has a ‘low volume’ test function that makes the alarm less obtrusive.
FireAngel SB-1R smoke alarm
This budget optical smoke detector has a large central test/silencer button and low-battery warning. It takes a 9V replaceable battery and has a three-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
FireAngel ST-622 smoke alarm
Easy to fit, this tamper-proof alarm, which measures 130 x 34mm, uses Thermoptek technology for a faster response.
The low-battery warning can be silenced until it is convenient to replace the alarm (recommended within seven days). The unit comes with a 10-year non-replaceable battery.
Price £26.99• Web shop.caravanclub.co.uk
CARBON MONOXIDE MONITORS
Kidde 7CO carbon monoxide alarm
This battery-powered (three x AA batteries supplied) carbon monoxide alarm has a 10-year warranty and is certified for use in caravans and on boats. Green and red LEDs indicate power and alarm status, and it provides a warning chirp and LED signal when batteries require replacement.
Price £16.79 • Web www.safefiredirect.co.uk
FireAngel FP1820W2-R Pro
Suitable for use as a single unit or linked with other FireAngel Pro Connected products, this alarm is powered by a 10-year sealed-for-life 3V DC Panasonic battery. Its has a power-on light, a ‘test, silence and locate’ button, an advanced electrochemical sensor, and a five-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Price £49.99 • Web www.screwfix.com
Kidde 10LLCO carbon monoxide alarm
This carbon monoxide alarm features a 10-year sealed-in lithium battery and has a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. LEDs indicate the status of the alarm, which signals when it is due for replacement.
The unit uses a water-based electrochemical sensor to detect carbon monoxide and has a test/reset button for easy testing.
YOU SHOULD KNOW…
In case of emergency the most important rule when it comes to fire safety in a caravan is to get everyone out as quickly as possible. We have included a range of extinguishers here to show what’s on the market, but it’s worth noting that the Caravan and Motorhome Club recommends installing a 1kg aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) device manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN 3 and with at least a 5A rating. Please note that Practical Caravan has not tested these products and you should follow manufacturer’s advice to choose the products most suited to your outfit.
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