Know What Kind of Fire You're Dealing With

Types of Fires


Class A

Ordinary Combustibles:
  • wood
  • paper
  • cloth
  • trash and other ordinary materials.

Class B

Flammable Liquids & Gases:
  • gasoline
  • oils
  • paint lacquer and tar

Class C

Fires involving live electrical equipment

Class D

Combustible Metals or Combustible Metal Alloys

Class K

Fires in Cooking Appliances That Involve Combustible Cooking Media: vegetable or animal oils and fats.

Types of Extinguishers

  • Class A
  • Class A:B
  • Class A:B:C
  • Class A:C
  • Class B:C
  • Class D
  • Class A:K