The main types of fires you may encounter are:

Class A – ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, trash, and plastics
Class B – flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil and paint
Class C – energized electrical equipment such as motors, transformers, and appliances.
Class D – combustible metals such as potassium, sodium, aluminum, and magnesium
Class K – cooking oils and greases such as animal fats and vegetable fats

Fire Extinguisher Ratings

The main types of extinguishers you may find are:

Water Extinguisher – used to fight Class A fires only

Dry Chemical – Class A, B, & C fires (The most common Extinguisher)

Dry Chemical – Class B & C  fires (Industrial Applications – no longer used in Restaurant Kitchens)

Wet Chemical – Class K fires (Kitchens & Restaurants)

Dry Powder – Class D Fires (Manufacturing and Metal Working)

Clean Agent – (Computer Rooms, Sensitive Electrical Equipment)


FireExtinguisher Ratings

Fire Extinguisher Ratings