Fire Extinguishers in Orange & San Mateo, CA

Fire Extinguisher

Fire Classifications

Fire Extinguishers have been around in the United States since the 1700’s. The evolution has been significant, and the technology has come a long way since the Shur-Stop “glass bulb” style extinguisher kits in which you simply threw it on the base of the flame and hoped you didn’t miss!

Today we have a wide array of different fire extinguishers to put out the below classifications:

Class A – Ordinary combustibles

Class B – Flammable liquids

Class C – Energized electrical

Class D – Flammable metals

Class K – Vegetable oils, Animals oils, and fats in cooking appliances.

It is crucial that you use the correct fire extinguisher to combat the specific hazard classifications.

Types of Fire Extinguishers

Water and Foam– A water-based fire extinguisher (Class A, B)

Powder – A Dry chemical based fire extinguisher (Class A, B, C)

Co2 – A Carbon dioxide based fire extinguisher – (Class B, C)

Wet Chemical – A Potassium based fire extinguisher (Class K)


When operating a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

P – Pull the pin. Hold the Fire Extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism (O-Ring).

A – Aim Low. Point the Fire Extinguisher at the base of the fire.

S – Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

S – Sweep the nozzle from side to side.

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Types of Fire Extinguishers

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