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4004 East Trent Ave.

Spokane, Washington 99202

Phone 509-535-4255, Fax 509-2766

(General Fire is not a manufacture of General Fire Extinguishers)


    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 ABC

Carbon Dioxide

How To Use Your Fire Extinguisher


MSDS on Extinguisher Chemicals Click here


Choosing the right extinguisher.

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Multi-purpose ABC extinguishers 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.

Quick Fact:  74% of all fires occur in residential homes.

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How to use Your Fire Extinguisher
(The Key is the right PASS word)

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 fire.

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!

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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 wheeled configurations.

Quick Fact:  24% of all residential home fires start in the kitchen.

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