How to Use a CO2 Extinguisher?

Answer Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers are filled with nonflammable carbon dioxide gas under extreme pressure. They are used for Class B and C fires only. They range in size from 5 to more than 10... Read More »

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What does a fire extinguisher contain?

Water extinguishers are filled with water and pressurized air. These are good for class A fires. Dry chemical extinguishers contain sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate or monoammonium phospha... Read More »

What is a CO2 fire extinguisher used for?

Use CO2, or carbon dioxide, fire extinguishers to put out fires caused by flammable liquids and gases, greases and electrical fires. Since carbon dioxide leaves less residue, CO2 extinguishers are ... Read More »

What Is a Universal Extinguisher Used For?

Most fire extinguishers are rated for use with a specific class (or combination of classes) of fires. Some extinguishers, sometimes called universal fire extinguishers, work on several classes of f... Read More »

What does fire extinguisher mean?

"Fire extinguisher" is the term we use to describe a device that delivers chemicals to put out fires. According to the United States Department of Energy, there are four classes of fire extinguishe... Read More »