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