How many different types of fire extinguishers are there?

Answer Because not all fires are the same, different types of fire extinguishers were developed. There are five different types of fire extinguishers. Each type is designed to fight fires fueled by differ... 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 »

Are fire extinguishers hazmat?

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 »