The Correct Extinguisher For The Job

Class  A :  Water and foam are used on Class. A Fires because they can cool the fire below its ignition temperature.

Class B :  A dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or foam extinguisher is used on  these fires, as it blankets fuel and interrupts the chemical chain reaction.

Class C :  Carbon dioxide extinguisher displaces the oxygen and smothers the fire, and is the preferred.

Class D :  Effective extinguishing agents include sand, specialized dry  powder, talc, and boron.

Class A:  Water and foam are used on Class A Fires because they can  cool the fire below its ignition temperature.

Class B :  A dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or foam extinguisher is used on  these fires, as it blankets fuel and interrupts the chemical chain reaction.

Class C : Carbon dioxide extinguisher displaces the oxygen and smothers the fire, and is the preferred extinguisher to use. However, they should not be used in confined spaces.

Class D :  Effective extinguishing agents include sand, specialized dry  powder, talc, and boron.

Class K :  Specialized chemical extinguishers are used. Note this is not a recognized category in the European Union.