Fire is the most common serious hazard
that one faces. While proper procedure and training can minimize the
chances of an accidental fire, you must still be prepared to deal with a
fire emergency should it occur.
Multi-purpose ABCextinguishers utilize a dry chemical
that chemically insulates Class A fires by melting and
clinging to the surface to which it is
applied at approximately 350° F., smothers and breaks the chain reaction on
Class B fires and is a non-conductor of electricity. A wide variety of
sizes are available with simple upright, squeeze grip operation. These
extinguishers will provide a multitude of hazards in the home, office,
farm, factory, vessels and vehicles.
74% of all fires occur in residential homes.
Pull the safety pin out to unlock the lever or trigger. The fire extinguisher
can't spray until the safety pin is removed.
Aim low and point the fire extinguisher's nozzle or hose at the base of the
SQUEEZE Squeeze the lever or trigger to discharge the powder or "agent."
Sweep from side to side, always aiming at the base of the fire.
Read the label on your fire extinguisher and the user's manual for complete
instructions. Make sure everyone in your family knows how to use the fire
extinguisher before you're faced with a fire emergency!
Carbon dioxide is discharged as a white cloud of "snow" which
smothers a fire by eliminating its oxygen. It is effective for Class B
flammable liquid fires and is electrically non-conductive. Carbon Dioxide
is a clean, non-contaminating, odorless gas, safe for use on clothing,
equipment, valuable documents or food. Along with the portable sizes listed
below carbon dioxide extinguishers are available in 50 and 100 pound
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