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Put It Out – How it works

Put It Out mini fire extinguisher is a top sealed pouch. It has a clear liquid, acetic acid, in which a plastic, air tight, ball is suspended. Within the ball there is a granular substance, sodium hydrogen carbonate.

In the event of a fire:

Step 1) Break Seal and Open Lid

Step 2) Pop Capsule (resulting in a mixture high in Carbon Dioxide which sucks the oxygen from the fire thus aiding in putting it out.)

Step 3) Spray the Product – extinguish the fire.

Open, Pop, PutItOut!

What is Acetic Acid and Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate?

Acetic acid is commonly known as Vinegar. We do however use a higher concentrate than regular vinegar bought off the shelves in the grocery store. Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate is commonly known as baking soda. It is engrained into our core that our products should not be dangerous in any way and therefore we have ensured that our recipe is safe and non-toxic

Who needs this product?

Put It Out was inspired to help those who live in the poorest communities. Dwellings are often built by very flammable materials and the proximity of each dwelling to the other creates the risk of fires moving rapidly. Put It Out is designed to be a first response to small fires for it is small fires that become big fires.

Our market research shows that there is also a demand for our product in multiple other segments.

  • Mining
  • Informal Settlements
  • Construction Sites
  • Camper vans and outdoor enthusiasts
  • Domestic Households
  • Industrial factories
  • Corporate offices
  • CSI for larger corporates
  • Tents and caravans

What type of fires can Put It Out aid in extinguishing?

Put It Out is designed as a first response to small fires. Bigger fires require bigger fighting equipment.

The top 4 causes of fires in South Africa are:

  • Wood
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Flammable liquids

Put it Out is able to assist in fighting all of the above. They fall into the categories of Ordinary Combustibles, Flammable Liquids and Electrical. Put It Out is unable to put out cooking oil, fatty fires and live electrical power.

SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability Empowerment Awards 2019

CGTN Business Channel - Put It Out Mini Fire Extinguishers 2019

How to Video

Put It Out Demonstration - Paraffin Lamp

Put It Out Demonstration - Candle

Put It Out Demonstration - Cigarette


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