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Know Your Fire Extinguishers

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Not All Are Equal

Did you know that not all fire extinguishers are the same? Fire extinguishers are designed for specific types of fires. Using the wrong type of extinguisher on the wrong type of fire can make matters worse instead of helping the situation.

Class A

Class A fire extinguishers are for ordinary combustibles such as wood or paper. This type of fire extinguisher would be good to keep handy in a wood shop.

Class B

Class B fire extinguishers are for flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, and oil. This type of fire extinguisher would be perfect to keep in the garage.

Class C

Class C fire extinguishers are only to be used on an electrical fire.

Class D

Class D fire extinguishers are only to be used on flammable metals. This type of extinguisher would not normally be found around the house, but would be found somewhere like a welding shop.

Class K

Class K fire extinguishers are for cooking oils, animal fats, and vegetable oils. They are perfect to keep in the kitchen.


Some fire extinguishers are multipurpose, and will be labeled as such. Some examples include A-B, B-C, and A-B-C.

Here to Help

After using you fire extinguisher there will undoubtedly be a mess to clean up. SERVPRO of Putnam County will be there to help you cleanup and deodorize to help make it, "Like it never even happened." 

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