There are many types of fire extinguishers that can be used to tackle a fire. These include water, foam, CO2, powder, and wet chemical extinguishers, just to name a few. Each variation is designed for use on different types of fires.
Water extinguishers are the most common type of extinguisher and can be used on Class A fires involving combustible materials like wood, paper, and fabric.
Foam extinguishers are designed for use on Class B fires, which are fires that involve flammable liquids like gasoline and oil.
Powder extinguishers can be used on Class C fires, which are fires that involve electrical equipment. They can also be used on Class A and B fires.
If you would like to find out more about other types of fire extinguishers, please check out the information below.
There are two types of dry chemical extinguishers, multipurpose and Class K. Multipurpose dry chemical extinguishers can be used on all three classes of fires. In contrast, Class K extinguishers are specifically designed for kitchen fires.
Many fire extinguishers are designed for a specific type of fire. Knowing which kind of fire extinguisher to use to put out the fire effectively is essential. If you would like help in choosing the best fire extinguisher for your needs, please feel free to contact us today at Fire Protection Services.