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 »

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 often do I recharge fire extinguishers?

Recharge your fire extinguisher after every use. Check the pressure gauge once a week to ensure the pressure is not too low. Recharge the fire extinguisher whenever the pressure gauge is in the red... Read More »