Fire

classification of fire Ever wonder what the symbols of your fire extinguisher mean? In order for you to understand, we must define what is fire and know the different classifications of fire....

Fire is a chemical reaction accompanied by the evolution of light an heat with oxygen and burnable materials. Chemically it is termed as oxidation.



CLASSIFICATIONS OF FIRE




 CLASS A
Combustible materials (wood, paper, fabric, refuse)


CLASS B
 Flammable liquids
 

CLASS C
 Electrical fire




CLASS D
 Flammable metals or combustible metals


CLASS K
Cooking oils and fats



 In summary:

Now that you have an idea of the classes of fire, you will now be able to identify the appropriate fire extinguisher that you can utilize to put off the fire. This is the reason why you see these symbols on a standard extinguisher.

 If the extinguisher contains the following label, the you can use them for class a, b, and c fires.





If such labels indicate a red slanting bar, then it is not suitable for such kind of fire.

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