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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers and What to Use Them On

Most people know there are variations of these and first response to fire-fighting will be much more effective when the right equipment is used.

We’ll list the extinguisher by type, and the fires by the following classes.
Class A: Wood, Paper & Plastic
Class B: Flammable Liquids
Class C: Flammable Gasses
Class E: Electrical Equipment
Class F: Cooking Fats & Oils

ABE Dry Powder

Description: Red cylinder with noticeable “white band” imprint on top of the extinguisher.

Most commonly used in households and private vehicles. Also good for boats, garages. Get one for the bach.
Maintenance: Keep it serviceable by regularly inspecting the pressure and condition of the hose and cylinder.Be particularly weary about extinguishers kept outside, insects and weather can severely impact it’s effectiveness. Always report damage, changes in pressure & when you have used it.
Use on: A, B, C, D, E but NOT on F.

Recommendations: Use in conjunction with a fire blanket & working smoke alarm, especially if at home.

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Carbon Dioxide(CO2)

Description: Red cylinder “Black band”.

Keep it serviceable by regularly inspecting the pressure and condition of the hose and cylinder. Report damage & changes in pressure. And bring it in when you have used it. Great extinguisher if you have plenty of electrical appliances or wiring on constant electrical load. It does however have limited effectiveness with Type A,B,C fires and does not work with Class F fire at all. It is also not suitable for use outside

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Foam aka AFFF

Description: Red Cylinder “Blue band

Maintenance: Keep it serviceable by regularly inspecting the pressure and condition of the hose and cylinder.Be particularly weary about extinguishers kept outside, insects and weather can severely impact it’s effectiveness. Always report damage, changes in pressure & when you have used it.

Keep an eye on the pressure, and notify when damaged or used. Works great on TYPE A,B. This product should not be used on electrical fires.

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Wet Chemical

Description: Red cylinder, yellow band.

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are effective against fires involving cooking oils and fats. Maintenance: Monitor pressure and condition and report changes.
Works On: Type A and F

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Water (Extinguisher and fire hose reel)

Red Extinguisher. DO NOT USE ON FLAMMABLE LIQUID, ELECTRICAL CHARGED EQUIPMENT OR BURNING FAT/OIL    

Maintenance: Monitor pressure and report changes in condition and pressure.

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Fire blanket

Various size available. No maintenance required, replace when used. See our catalog for options. Only for use on
type F.Can also wrap it around a person who’s clothes have caught fire.

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