Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
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Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher



I thought you had an app for putting out fires :-)

On 7/23/2013 7:30 PM, Stephen Rice wrote:
> You call someone and let them deal with it.
>
> Incidentally, cell phones have made spare tires obsolete too.  In today's
> society, all you have to do is pickup a phone, call AAA, and someone will
> tow your car to a tire shop.  There is no need to carry around the excess
> weight of a spare tire.
>
> -Steve Rice
> DMCToday.com
> #16510
>
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM, Nick Kemp <nkemp@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> How do you put out a fire with a cell phone? ... and some moments are
>> longer than others
>>
>>
>> Stephen Rice wrote , ----On 7/23/2013 6:57 PM ---------------------------:
>>> My 2001 Saturn didn't come with a fire extinguisher.  The way I see it,
>> if
>>> not having a fire extinguisher is okay in a General Motors vehicle, then
>> a
>>> Delorean is no different.
>>>
>>> Besides, we all know that carrying a cell phone has made fire
>> extinguishers
>>> obsolete.  All you have to do is dial 911 and someone will be there in
>> just
>>> a moment to put out your fire.
>>>
>>> -Steve Rice
>>> DMCToday.com
>>> #16510
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM, <gmfm1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I thought that I had properly maintained my 67 Ford, but the power
>>>> steering hose burst in the early 70's. I was very glad that I had the
>>>> extinguisher.
>>>> Also, In Kevin's case, he helped save someone else's car. Maybe you
>> could
>>>> save someone else.
>>>> As to weight, it is a few pounds.
>>>> Gary
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: Stephen Rice
>>>> Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:53 pm
>>>> Subject: Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
>>>> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>
>>>>> Isn't carrying around a fire extinguisher just unnecessary
>>>>> weight? If you
>>>>> are properly maintaining your car, you shouldn't have to worry
>>>>> about engine
>>>>> fires.
>>>>> -Steve Rice
>>>>> DMCToday.com
>>>>> #16510
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 4:49 PM, wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I have been carrying an extinguisher in my cars since the
>>>>> early seventies.
>>>>>> As it turned out, I almost put a car in a garage with a small
>>>>> fire under
>>>>>> the hood in the apartment complex that I lived in. The cause
>>>>> of the fire
>>>>>> was a burst power steering hose.
>>>>>> Just a quick note, regular insurance will pay for the repair or
>>>>>> replacement of anything damaged in a fire, BUT WILL NOT PAY
>>>>> FOR WHAT CAUSES
>>>>>> THE FIRE. My insurance would not pay for the repair to the
>>>>> power steering
>>>>>> because that is what caused the fire. I don't know if
>>>>> collector insurance
>>>>>> is the same.
>>>>>> One more thing, I was also told to carry a halon extinguisher for
>>>>>> electrical fires.
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Gary Masie
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: Kevin Abato
>>>>>> Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:15 pm
>>>>>> Subject: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
>>>>>> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, DMA-Members@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> When I bought my car in 2001, I made sure to put a fire
>>>>>>> extinguisher in it.
>>>>>>> You hear random stories of electrical or engine fires and how
>>>>>>> important it
>>>>>>> is to be ready. You may or may not put one into your car and
>>>>>>> always hope
>>>>>>> you will never encounter a situation where you might need it.
>>>>>>> Today was
>>>>>>> NOT that day.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On my way with several other Deloreans to do some volunteer
>>>>>>> service giving
>>>>>>> rides to children with cancer at a special camp in NY State, a
>>>>>>> startlingsight appeared in front of my eyes. The Delorean in
>>>>>>> front of me rounded
>>>>>>> the corner and started the last stretch of road about ½ mile
>>>>>>> from our
>>>>>>> destination. I instantly saw flames coming up from the engine
>>>>>>> compartmenton his car! Unaware of what was happening due to a
>>>>>>> visual obstruction on
>>>>>>> the back of his car I started to honk my horn, flash my lights,
>>>>>>> and wave him
>>>>>>> over to the side of the road.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Once stopped, I hopped out of my car, popped the bonnet and
>>>>>>> grabbed my 12
>>>>>>> year old fire extinguisher. At the same time, another owner in
>>>>>>> the car
>>>>>>> behind me did the same thing. As we ran to the car with the
>>>>>>> fire, we both
>>>>>>> pulled the pin and sprayed the engine compartment. My
>>>>>>> extinguisher worked,
>>>>>>> the other did not since it has accidentally discharged once
>>>>> before.> >
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The fire was quickly contained and only minor damage
>>>>> occurred to
>>>>>>> the car.
>>>>>>> The root cause appeared to be a ruptured fuel line that spit gas
>>>>>>> onto the
>>>>>>> engine and ignited into flames. A few hoses and wires were
>>>>>>> melted, but the
>>>>>>> overall outcome was a happy one where nobody was hurt, and the
>>>>>>> car was not
>>>>>>> heavily damaged. Thankfully we had something to extinguish
>>>>> the fire!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> It’s important to always keep a fire extinguisher in your car
>>>>>>> and check it
>>>>>>> at least once per year. It’s a small investment that can save
>>>>>>> you and
>>>>>>> your car!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Kevin Abato
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Vin# 16680
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
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