Choosing the Appropriate Fire Extinguisher
Did you know there are different types of fire extinguishers? Knowing the different classifications ensure that you have the right one on hand for any potential fires you may have at your home or business.
Class A: This is the most common extinguisher, and can be used to putout fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.
Class B: Used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, and oil.
Class C: Designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electrically energized or plugged in.
Class D: For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found only in factories working withthese metals.
Class K: Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, but are becoming more popular in the residential market for use in kitchens.
*Restoration Newsline Vol 32, Iss 11