Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

There are many different types of fire extinguishers available. Selecting the proper one for your home, office, or facility needs to be done carefully and in compliance with various standards and regulations.

Listed below are five categories of fire extinguishers, based on the types of fires (there are more types in addition to these listed).  Each extinguisher has a numerical rating as a guide for the amount of fire that the fire extinguisher can actually handle.  The higher the number, the more power it has to fight a fire.  A brief guideline is listed below on types of fire extinguishers.

  • Class A = for fires involving paper, plastics, wood are burning.  (green triangle symbol)
  • Class B = for fires involving liquids like gasoline, kerosene, oil, and grease. (red square symbol)
  • Class C = for fires involving electrical equipment, appliances, wiring, etc. (blue circle symbol)
  • Class D = for fires involving chemicals like magnesium, titanium, etc. (yellow decagon symbol)
  • Class K = for fires involving cooking oils, transfat oils, etc.  (black hexagon symbol)

Call us to assist you in implementing the proper fire extinguishers at your office or facility. 

Types:

  • Various

Brands:

Kidde®