How are fire extinguishers rated?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

How do I mount fire extinguishers?

Select the LocationPick the location to mount your fire extinguisher by the type of activities you do in your home. The kitchen is the most popular, and important, spot to mount a fire extinguisher... Read More »

How do i use fire extinguishers correctly?

Pull the safety pin or tag out of the handles at the top of the extinguisher.Grab the squeeze handles at the top with one hand, while the other hand aims the hose toward the base of the flame. Do n... Read More »