HOW TO IDENTIFY THE PROPER FIRE EXTINGUISHER

 
  • All ratings are shown on the extinguisher faceplate.
  • Some extinguishers are marked with multiple ratings such as AB, BC and ABC. These extinguishers are capable of putting out more than one class of fire.
  • Class A and B extinguishers carry a numerical rating that indicates how large a fire an experienced person can safely put out with that extinguisher.
  • Class C extinguishers have only a letter rating to indicate that the extinguishing agent will not conduct electrical current.
  • Class C extinguishers must also carry a Class A or B rating
  • Class D extinguishers carry only a letter rating indicating their effectiveness on certain amounts of specific metals.
 

 

 
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HOW TO USE A PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Remember the acronym, "P.A.S.S."

P ......Pull the Pin.

A ......Aim the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames.

S ......Squeeze trigger while holding the extinguisher upright.

S ......Sweep the extinguisher from side to side, covering the area of the fire with the extinguishing agent.

 

See this short video to learn a little more about fire extinguishers:

 

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