How do fire extinguishers work?

Answer A fire extinguisher is a life-saving device with many different working parts. The fire extinguisher depends on mechanical parts to work, but the chemicals inside are also a part of the way in whi... 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 position fire extinguishers?

Position Close to Danger AreasPlace fire extinguishers close enough to potential danger areas so they are convenient and reachable during an emergency situation. Such areas include kitchens, firepl... 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 »