Sup /o/ bros, I carry a fire extinguisher in both my cars after this happened last year
I was driving to work on the oposite side of the highway when the car was on fire, didnt know there were 2 kids inside until I saw the news later that day
some guy tried to rescue them but the fire was burning him so he couldnt do anything, if he had some kind of extinguisher those kids could have survived.
you guys think all new cars should come with a small extinguisher that only cost about $20, and cal trans should give an extinguisher to every registered car
what you guys think?
Glad to hear that I keep mine in the passenger feet area tied down so it dosent roll all over the place. Also keep a glass breaker and seat belt cutter if not for me for whoever is lucky to get in an accident in my path
Like one of my friends told me, if anyone had an extinguisher when paul walker crashed they might have saved him but instead they just watched.
Glad to hear your local bro
Luckily I never had to use one on a car, but those small extinguishers look more like a peace-of-mind thing than something actually useful.
Most of them don't even last 5 seconds before being empty, which is only really good if you spot the fire as it is starting, not when the car is engulfed in flames and you need to save someone inside.
A better solution would be an extinguishing system like the ones you find on race cars that spray shit all over the cockpit and engine bay, but I don't even know if those are legal
>small extinguisher that only cost about $20
Greetings from third world
>Extinguishers are mandatory, so as safety triangles
>small extinguisher costs like 7$ and are valid for 2 years
>after that time it has to be checked/reloaded every year, which costs 1$
I'd view something such as a fire extinguisher as an emergency preparedness item more than a "safety" item. It's not just for your car, it can be used to help others, like jumper cables!
>but those small extinguishers look more like a peace-of-mind thing than something actually useful
Luckily, there's one in every car that stops near your burning wreckage, even bigger ones in trucks, at least in europe.
i caught on fire once (30% of body burned) and i carry one in my car because i'm an overly cautious fucker now.
Took me a long time to get over the smell of gas, and filling up my car was stressful. over it now but yea
One thing to note OP. A fire extinguisher is only somewhat useful when approaching a burning vehicle. It's very unlikely that you will actually out the fire out once it's seriously burning and there is gasoline feeding it. What the extinguisher will do is suppress the fire for a few moments. If that's enough time for you to grab and pull anyone out, great. Usually it won't be if they're buckled in/pinned by twisted steel. That fire will return in a matter of seconds before you have to suppress it again. Bear in mind, the whole time this is happening you are just as if not more exposed to direct flame, smoke and various toxic fumes. While it is certainly worth a shot to TRY to rescue someone inside a burning vehicle, if you're ever in the situation where you're doing it think quickly, act even faster and understand that you may have to back out and leave them there. That goes against what you might want to do but plenty of people have died in fires vainly trying to save someone they simply can't.
Reminder that if you dont carry a Halon or a Halotron fire extinguisher, you just just let your car burn to the ground.
used gas instead of motor oil or diesel to light wet leaves/branches/yardwork shit.
little did i know there was still ember in the pit.
>stop, drop and roll
>went to go wash off the smell of gas and melted flesh in the lake (was at my cottage)
>wrapped myself in clean lined
>got in car
>get to clinic about 15 minutes away (probably took me 7 minutes)
>at this point i still can't feel much, i'm in shock and my mind is just on getting to a hospital
>stumble in looking like death
>nurses take over, wrap me up in wet gauze etc and call the ambulance
>pain kicks in
>ambulances arrives, another 20 mins to the nearest hospital
>get it, getting intubed or whatnot, answering repeated questions from docs
>they put me in a artificial coma
>they fly me to quebec city as there are only two burn wards in east canada (Toronto is the other)
>its a matter of urgency to graft skin, or something, aka i'm critical
>they fly me in one of two jets used for the transport of the Qc Prime minister (they are used as med evac when not in ministerial use)
>I wake up in quebec, 1.5 days later
>next two weeks is a haze of opioids or whatever strong pills they gave me
>then two surgeries, can't get out of bed for 5 days as they basically use staples to nail your leg skin on you (pic related, 1 of 2 piles of staples they take out with pliers)
>although i was out for the surgeries, i was awake for a lot of painful stuff, like bandage and the mentioned staple removal, but i got to take good pics
>FF another two weeks and i'm out
>started university two days later
you're right, but i wasn't in a good state of mind. they gave em a lot of antibiotics just in case i had caught something
>multiple months of therapy
>compression garments to prevent hypotrophic scarring
this pic is what i looked like 6-7 months ago. I will upload a recent one as soon as i get home.
it looks cool and i work out now so im proud of my scars
use thicker oil
damn bro glad to hear you took it like a champ, good thing you guys get free healthcare or else youd be fucked in debt.
now you can tell people you went to war and got hit by molotov or something cool like that, kudos
Holly fuck I wanted to google one vid I barely remember when dude got stuck in his squashed by large truck car which caught on fire and accidentally discovered that rus jewtube is full of vids people burn alive in their cars waving hands and screaming which caught fires sometimes after seemingly little bump.
Bros we need to come up with idea on how not to die a gruesome death in fires, especially if stuck in car.
I dunno, make all people have fire extinguishers that are suitable for extinguishing gas (class B I thing) Like some ghetto trick to rip a car apart with towing hooks on larger trucks like use nearby shit like water carers and shit.
The best I can afford is 20yo jap crapbox [spoiler]classic for you gajins[/spoiler] that is exactly the kind of car that can can fold into harmonica and trap me inside while catching fire, I mean fuck this is terrifying.
What can be done to save yourself and others from gruesome death in flames?
>Pain in the lower right part of the stomach.
I agree, all eurocuck cars should come standard with a fire extinguisher
Is it bad I only want to get a fire extinguisher for a race car like look?
>Being unconscious is like being in a pitch black room; no doors, no lights, no way out.
No, because you're UN CONSCIOUS. It isn't "like" anything, except maybe being dead, because you have NO perception, memory or comprehension of it, when you wake up from being unconscious, you don't remember some horror-movie experience like being trapped, you just don't remember anything.
Nah, man. That was something like 55% of the reason why I bought mine. The oil-covered underbody and hot exhaust made up the other 45%.
I sort of want to add a fuel pump cut-off switch, too. Mostly for the racecar look.
thank you bro!
and absolutely, for example, they used loads of cream on me, shit was 500$ a vial. things like that makes you grateful for a good health care system
also yes. seen Fury? like i was in a tank or something. gets mires
holy shit this thread. you're riding a series of explosions down the road, you need a fire extinguisher.
Remember kids to us PASS
*Pin comes out
*Aim at the base of the fire
*Sweep the base of the fire back and forth
>what is an abc rated fire extinguisher?
you need the whole abc rating. lots of "c" electrics in a car and many "a" class items like the whole interior plus the "b" of the fuel itself.
I have a little one behind my passenger seat because I don't want to end up like pic related when I'm out racing with my friends some night.
I carry a fire extinguisher in my car for the same reason I have a gun.
I hope to god I never have to use it, but I would rather have one and never need it, than be caught in a situation where I need one and not have it.