What Is the Maximum Range of Most Handheld Fire Extinguishers?

Answer Hand-held fire extinguishers are loaded with pressurized fire-retarding materials, including water and vaporizing foam. They are rated according to the type of fire they are effective at fighting. ... 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 »

How many fire extinguishers do I need in my building?

The number of fire extinguishers you will need depends on the laws of your area. Generally, you need a fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travelable area in your building, but some areas have l... Read More »