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How To Handle a UTV Fire

Whether you’re out riding your UTV, or preparing for a big work meeting, it’s best to be prepared. You want to be prepared for things to go well and have a good outcome, but it’s also wise to prepare for the worst so that you’ll be ready to act and solve the problem.

You probably have an emergency preparedness kit on your UTV at all times, which is a great way to be prepared for an emergency. You hopefully have a first aid kit, and extra food and water. But have you ever thought what you would do in case of a fire?

It may seem like an impossible scenario, but unfortunately, it’s not. This may seem like a pretty terrifying notion, but as long as you’re prepared you’ll be able to take care of the fire and stay safe. Here’s how to handle a UTV fire.

Basic Fire Knowledge

One of the best ways you can be prepared for a UTV fire is to have at least a basic knowledge of fire. Your local fire department will be a great resource for educating yourself on how fires work and how to fight them when you’re in an emergency situation. Next, you’ll need to make sure you have the proper equipment. There are several different ways to attach a fire extinguisher to your UTV; here are just a few.

Billet Mount

The benefit of choosing a billet mount for your fire extinguisher is that it makes it easy to mix and match any size or type of mount and fire extinguisher. These are usually made with the movement of your UTV in mind so you’re sure to have a rattle-free ride.

Clamp Design

If you have a roll cage, a clamp design will make it easy to fit any size roll cage or tube diameter. Generally these have a single-pull pin making access to your fire extinguisher easy and quick, both very important elements when handling a UTV fire.

Straps

Want something a little less permanent? Why not go for twin straps that can fasten on to any roll cage or tubular rack on your UTV? These give you plenty of options as they’ll fit just about any sized fire extinguisher. Some of these even allow you to mount the fire extinguisher upside down!  

Racing

Besides being a good practice, carrying a fire extinguisher is a requirement when racing your UTV. This is just one more reason to keep a fire extinguisher on your UTV at all times.

Purchasing your Accessories

With so many different fire extinguishers and fire extinguisher mounts on the market, it may be hard to narrow down exactly which one is right for you.

Luckily, there are experts on UTV accessories right here in Utah who are happy to share a wealth of knowledge and help you find the best aftermarket pieces for your UTV.

Be sure to stop by UTV Windshields & Accessories to see all of your fire extinguisher options as well as many other helpful accessories for your UTV. Stay safe, and outfit your UTV with the best of the best.

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