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TYPES OF FIRES AND RECOMMENDED FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Types of Fire Types of Hazard Recommended Type Extinguisher
Class A
Ordinary combustibles
Wood, rubber, paper, many plastics, fabrics
Water
AFFF & FFFP FOAM
ABC Dry Chemical
Class B
Flammable liquids and gases
Gasoline, oils, grease, paint, lacquer, tar
Natural & manufactured gases
Liquids:
AFFF & FFFP FOAM
REGULAR Dry Chemical
ABC Dry Chemical
PURPLE K Dry Chemical
CARBON DIOXIDE
Gases:
REGULAR & PURPLE K Dry Chemical
Class C
Energized electrical equip.
Wiring, panels, generators, switches, motors, appliances
REGULAR Dry Chemical
ABC Dry Chemical
PURPLE K Dry Chemical
CARBON DIOXIDE
Class AB
  
Ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids
(Combinations of Classes A & B)
AFFF & FFFP FOAM
ABC Dry Chemical
Class BC
 
Flammable liquids and gases
Energized electrical equip.
(Combinations of Classes B & C)
REGULAR Dry Chemical
ABC Dry Chemical
PURPLE K Dry Chemical
CARBON DIOXIDE
Class ABC
  
Ordinary combustibles
Flammable liquids and gases
Energized electrical equip.
(Combinations of Classes A, B & C)
ABC Dry Chemical
Class D
Combustible metals & combustible metal alloys SUPER D (Sodium Chloride) Powder
COPPER Powder
G-PLUS (Graphite)




Updated  2/15/2012 11:03:23 AM

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