Types of Fire Extinguishers and When to Use Them
If a fire happens, you want to be prepared! The best thing that every person can know is how to put out a fire if one happens in their home or place of work. Fire extinguishers come in five different types (A, B, C, D, and K) and they are each tailored to the materials they are meant to extinguish.
Types of Fire Extinguishers:
A- The standard fire extinguisher that most people are familiar with. These extinguishers can be used on fires in/on wood, cloth, rubber, paper, and plastics.
B- This type of extinguisher is used for flammable liquids like: gasoline, lacquers, paint, oils, tars, or alcohols.
C- Used fires started by electrical equipment.
D- For fires dealing with combustible metals like titanium, sodium, potassium, or magnesium.
K- These extinguishers are for fires occurring in flammable cooking materials like animal fats and oils.
If you find yourself in a fire situation that you are able to safely manage, make sure you are using the correct fire extinguisher for your specific needs. Never hesitate to call 911 if you are unable to safely manage the fire yourself. SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is here for you if you need assistance with fire damage and restoring your space to its former glory. Call us 24/7 365 days a year at (303)494-2000.