How do i use fire extinguishers correctly?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

Are fire extinguishers toxic?

On One Hand: Some Are ToxicSome fire extinguishers are toxic; however, this does not include all fire extinguishers. Although they are no longer available to the general public, Halon fire extingui... 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 »