How to Choose the Best Fire Extinguisher for Your Building

As you may know that there are different types of fire extinguishers that are designed to deal with different types of fire. Fire can be caused by paper, wood, oil, petrol, gasoline etc. and you must know which fire equipment must be used for what type of fire. 
 
Fire equipment that will be the best for hospital building will not be the best pick for office building. In order to choose the best fire equipment for your building, you need to ask yourself some questions. 
 
Choosing a fire protection equipment for hospitals
 
More often than not, causes of fire in hospitals are more or less the same as office buildings; however, there are unwell patients and expensive life saving equipments in hospitals. These points need to be taken into account while choosing a fire protection equipment for hospitals. It is not a good idea to choose a chemical fire extinguisher as it affect the patients' health. Rather, water mist fire extinguisher will be a good bet for hospitals. 
 
Fire equipment for office buildings
 
Most of the office fires are caused due to paper, cloth or garbage. Now a days most of the data is on computers, yet paper work is there which can cause fires. ABC fire extinguishers are the best pick for office fires. 
 
Choosing a fire extinguisher for laboratories
 
CO2  fire extinguisher is the best fire protection equipment for laboratories; however, one should be aware that this equipment cannot be used for fires caused by metals as it will rather cause the fire to spread. Co2 fire protection equipment can be used for electrical fires though. 
 
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