Hotel fire easily handled by new type of fire extinguisher

When fire broke out in The Snoozebox Marquee, a trained member of staff was able to quickly and safely put it out using a water mist fire extinguisher.

The fire started when the guest put a croissant inside a toaster. “It was really too big for the toaster and soon caught fire,” explained Tom Dodson, Project Manager, Snoozebox.

“Fortunately we had equipped the  marquee with a water mist fire extinguisher that safely smothered the flames without causing any damage to the room,which may have been the case if we had installed a foam or powder extinguisher. And amazingly, after we had it inspected and PAT tested, the toaster was put back into service!”

Water mist extinguishers have a supersonic nozzle that disperses microscopic ‘dry’ water mist particles to suppress fires and extinguish burning materials quickly and easily,” explains Harry Dewick-Eisele, Managing Director, Safelincs, who supplied the product. “They can be used on just about every type of fire and are 100% environmentally friendly, so there are no nasty fumes or residues to contend with and the water mist protects the user from heat.”

Snoozebox offers flexible hotel configurations from 40 to 400 rooms which can be fully operational and ready to welcome guests within 48 hours of arriving at almost any event or location around the world. Self-contained and with no need for mains services or flat terrain to be sited, they can be used at major sporting events, music festivals or by film and TV crews, military personnel and for emergency or disaster relief.