Classic Fire Ltd.

Telephone0800 107 0278


 

Fire Extinguisher Classifications

 

 Classification

 Type of Fire

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 Fires involving solid carbonaceous materials:

 Wood, Paper, Cardboard, Plastics, Textiles, Coal

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 Fires involving Flammable Liquids or Liquifiable Solids:

 Petrol, Diesel, Oils, Spirits, Paints, Sugar etc.

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 Fires involving Flammable Gases

 Natural Gas, Methane, Propane, Butane, Acetylene etc.

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 Fires involving Combustable Metals:

 Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Lithium etc.

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 Fires involving Electrical Equipment:

 Electricity does in itself not burn but is a heat source and adds

 a dangerous complication to the extinguishing of items that

 are usually initially identified under classification ‘A’ above 

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Fires involving Cooking Oils:

Fats, Vegetable & Cooking Oils where the heat source is

underneath the cooking vessel such as Deep Fat Fryers.

 

Fire Extinguisher Types

Type

  Colour Band

  Fire Type Use

Water           

  Red

  Class A

Foam

  Cream

  Class A & B

Powder

  Blue

  Class A, B , C & \"\"

Carbon Dioxide

  Black

  Class B & \"\"

Wet Chemical

  Yellow

  Class A & F