Fire Swatter, Metal

CAD $75.00

The Fire Swatter is used to put out a grass fire around your property before it gets a chance to spread.

The complete tool weighs around 2.3kg; the swatter head measures 35cm wide with nine 32cm long spring-steel leaves; the ash wood handle is 150cm long.

6 in stock

Description

Fire Swatter works to extinguish fires with small flames and embers in low grass or small shrub areas before it gets a chance to spread. Fire Swatter is suitable to use around your house or the campsite.

Extinguishing is initiated downwind by sweeping the slats across the ground toward the burning surface. The oxygen supply is temporarily interrupted, and the slats of the fire swatter absorb the heat in the burning material.

Do not use strong blows, as you would risk adding more oxygen to the fire. A brief history of fireswatting can be found here. 

If available, you can extinguish the fire with water or keep the area under observation, as there will always be a risk of the fire flaring up again.

Keeping the grass around the buildings low is a good practice, especially during the fire season. This task can be done, of course, with a scythe…

A fire swatter is a compact and practical firefighting tool designed to swiftly extinguish small fires. Typically made of sturdy metal, such as aluminum or steel, it offers durability and heat resistance, allowing it to withstand the intense temperatures generated by flames. This device consists of a long handle, usually around 2 to 3 feet in length, topped with a flat, paddle-like head.

The metal construction of the fire swatter enables it to effectively smother fires by depriving them of oxygen. The flat head, which is often perforated with small holes, facilitates the dispersal of air and the suppression of flames. This design ensures that it can quickly and efficiently control small fires, preventing them from spreading and causing further damage.

Fire swatters are commonly utilized in various settings, including homes, workplaces, and outdoor environments prone to fire hazards, such as camping sites or barbecuing areas. They are particularly effective for extinguishing fires involving combustible materials, such as paper, fabric, or small vegetation fires.

To use a fire swatter, one simply grips the handle firmly and swings the flat head towards the base of the flames, using a swatting motion. The metal surface effectively smothers the fire, cutting off its access to oxygen and helping to bring the flames under control.

Due to its compact size and lightweight nature, a fire swatter is easily portable and can be stored in accessible locations, such as near fire extinguishers or emergency exits. Regular maintenance, including cleaning and inspection, is important to ensure the it remains in optimal working condition.

Overall, a fire swatter serves as a valuable tool in fire safety, providing a quick and efficient means of extinguishing small fires before they escalate into larger, more dangerous situations.

Additional information

Weight 2.3 kg

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