Fire blankets work in a similar way to extinguishers because both use suppression and smothering tactics to put out flames. For this reason, they should be an integral part of your fire control systems installation. Fire blankets can only be used on small flames, so a large and rapidly growing fire still requires an immediate evacuation. It’s important to ensure that members of staff are trained in the correct handling of fire blankets to avoid injuries. As nearly two thirds of all household fires start in the kitchen, it also worth investing in a fire blanket to keep in your home.