Are fire extinguishers hazmat?

Answer Pressurized fire extinguishers are considered hazardous materials. This is why, if you buy them from a company, they will require special hazmat shipping. Companies like UPS and FedEx will even req... Read More »

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Fire Extinguishers Recommended by Fire Departments?

Fire extinguishers are very useful safety tools in both putting out fires and slowing them down to allow for a safe escape from the building. There are different types of fire extinguishers that wo... Read More »

Can class k fire extinguishers be used on any type of fire?

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) rates Class K fire extinguishers for commercial kitchen fires. The extinguisher contains a potassium acetate agent ideal for smothering grease fires. The ... Read More »

What is the name of a gas used in fire extinguishers?

Most gas-based fire extinguishers contain halon, a non-combustible, non-corrosive, stable gas. Halon works by reacting with the key ingredients in a fire (fuel, oxygen and spark or ignition) and th... Read More »

How are fire extinguishers rated?

Fire extinguisher manufacturers use a rating system to designate the types of fires for which particular devices are best suited. Merely blasting pressurized water on a fire fails to safely battle ... Read More »