Tires and batteries pose a risk during fires – Proper extinguishing equipment helps to limit damage
Thousands of vehicle fires are lit every year. Quick reactions are of essence in these situations. Major damage can be prevented with proper extinguishing equipment along with proper action by the driver.
A fire in a bus is always dangerous. A large car, large volumes of gases, fuels, and other flammable liquids and hazardous combustion gases, put both the driver and passengers in a real danger.
Tires, batteries, gas car pressure relief valves, etc. are extremely dangerous if they catch fire. Initial fire shutdown procedures can of course be conducted if the situation is still in its early stages. Otherwise the driver’s job is to alert the fire brigade and guide passengers and other bystanders away from the car – preferably at least 20 meters away.
In such a situation, the car’s own automatic shut-off system is worth its weight in gold. It reacts as soon as the fire is still at the beginning, thus avoiding the spread of fire and major damage and risks.
The CTIF propulsion sticker, which is hopefully found on every heavy-duty car, tells rescuers what fuel the car is running on. This information is important when deciding how to put out a fire.
BussiPro has created the Fire Care concept, in which the car is equipped with automatic extinguishing equipment. In addition, the system can be supplemented with sensors that monitor, for example, the brake temperature. They warn in advance if the temperature of the brakes rises to dangerous levels. The Truck Care program also takes care of the maintenance of the equipment, ensuring that it remains in working order for several years.