|Class of Fire||Details||Extinguisher Description||Extinguisher WARNING||Other Extinguishing Agents That Can Be Used|
|Class A|| |
A Fire involving materials that leave an ash residue such as:
|Water Extinguisher |
Contains 9 liters of water, stored under pressure, Jet of water approx. 6 meters.
Removes the heat from the fir
This extinguisher must not be used on or near:
|A D/P, CO2 & Foam|
|Class B|| |
A Fire involving flammable liquids such as:
|Foam Extinguisher |
Contains a water and foam solution under pressure A blanket of foam seals off the flammable vapors and oxygen.
Jet of foam is approx. 5 meters.
|This extinguisher must not be used on or near electrical equipment.||Warning: Flashback re-ignition is possible when using a D/P or CO2 extinguisher.|
|Class C|| |
A Fire involving flammable gases such as:
|Dry chemical Powder (DP) Extinguisher |
The dry chemical powder extinguishes the fire by excluding oxygen and interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire.
Period of operation dependent upon size.
|Fire involving flammable gases should not be extinguished until gas can be shut off. |
It may be hazardous to remain in an enclosed space when a dry chemical extinguisher is discharged.
May cause damage to sensitive or delicate equipment.
|Class D|| |
A Fire involving flammable metals such as:
|Specialized Dry Chemical |
A specialized dry chemical
powder is required.Generally found in laboratories
and foundries.NB: Color may vary according
to manufacturer and type of contents.
|Specialist training required for this particular extinguisher. |
Note: Contact your local fire service for further advice.
|Class E|| |
A Fire involving electrical equipment such as:
|Dry Chemical Powder and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) |
Extinguishers the fire by excluding the oxygen.
|These fires should always be treated as electrically ALIVE. |
Isolate the power supply.
It may be hazardous to remain in an enclosed space when a CO2 extinguisher is discharged.
|Note: Vaporizing liquid extinguishers can be used on Classs A & B Fires.|
|Class F|| |
|Wet Chemical Extinguisher |
The wet chemical is applied like foam to seal the surface of the cooking oil.
Generally found in industrial type kitchens.
|Specialist training required for this particular extinguisher.|| |
Warning: Must have appropriate rating for cooking oil & fat fires
A Fire Blanket can be used to extinguish the fire.
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