Fire or Explosion Prevention
Know how to use a fire extinguisher.
Service the fire extinguisher according to
recommendations on the extinguisher
Do not carry any flammable liquids, such
as starting fluid (ether), gasoline or fuel on
the vehicle in loose containers.
In the event of a vehicle fire or tire bead
seat overheating, air inflated tires can
explode and blow tire and rim parts over
500 m (1500 ft).
Park the vehicle immediately. Dismount
and move at least 500 m (1500 ft) from it.
Do not allow personnel within 500 m
(1500 ft) of the vehicle until the tire cools.
Four to eight hours may be required to
cool the tire.
Loose or damaged fuel or oil lines, tubes
or hoses can leak and cause fires.
Do not bend or strike high pressure lines.
Do not install bent or damaged lines, tubes
Before operating, remove all trash. Have
oil and fuel leaks, which can cause a fire,
repaired. See the topic Walk-Around
Inspect all lines, tubes and hoses
carefully. Tighten all connections to the
Replace any bent or damaged lines,
tubes or hoses.
Be sure the parking brake is released
Heat from a vehicle fire can cause a tire
explosion. Death or serious injury can occur
if a tire explodes while you are attempting
to put out a fire. If smoke, excessive heat,
smell of burning rubber or hot brakes or
other indications of tire bead burning are
noticed, move the vehicle to a remote