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[spacer size=”4″]Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers. For example, a grease fire and an electrical fire require the use of different extinguishing agents to be effective and safely put the fire out. Basically, there are five different types of extinguishing agents. Most fire extinguishers display symbols to show the kind of fire on which they are to be used.
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Extinguisher For Fire Class A

These extinguishers put out fires in ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class B

These extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, inks, flammable chemical waste, and oil-based paints.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class C

These extinguishers are suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in such as microwaves, washing machines, computers Etc.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class D

These extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals and are often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found only in factories working with these metals.These extinguishers are often used in industrial workshops and warehouses.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class K

These fire extinguishers are intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, such as those found in restaurants, cafeterias, and caterers. Class K extinguishers are now finding their way into the residential market for use in kitchens.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class AB

These extinguishers put out fires in ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.

These extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, inks, flammable chemical waste, and oil-based paints.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class ABC

These extinguishers put out fires in ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.

These extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, inks, flammable chemical waste, Etc.

Also suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class AC

These extinguishers put out fires in ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.

These extinguishers are suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in such as microwaves, washing machines, computers Etc.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class AK

These extinguishers put out fires in ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.

These fire extinguishers are intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances.[/column]
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Extinguisher For Fire Class BC

These extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, inks, flammable chemical waste, and oil-based paints.

These extinguishers are suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in such as microwaves, washing machines, computers Etc.[/column]
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