What does fire extinguisher mean?

Answer "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 »

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What does a BCF fire extinguisher stand for?

BCF stands for bromochlorodifluoromethane, also known as Halon 1211. It is an effective agent for extinguishing fires in control rooms and computer centers because it does not damage equipment. Bec... Read More »

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 does a type K fire extinguisher contain?

Class K, or wet chemical, fire extinguishers contain an acidic potassium-acetate based agent that is effective on kitchen fires that are often caused by unsaturated cooking oils that burn hotter. T... Read More »

What does the letter B on a B-1 fire extinguisher indicate?

The "B" on a B-1 fire extinguisher indicates its rating. Class B extinguishers are designed to put out fires involving flammable liquids, such as gasoline or oil. These extinguishers are often used... Read More »