In almost every building you’ve been in, you’ve probably walked by a fire extinguisher. We all know what they look like, but people tend to overlook their importance. You never actually expect to be in a situation where they will be needed, but those scenarios do occur. While certain codes make it a necessity for them to be placed on walls and such, the reality is that they can control small fires before something major develops. They’re available for this reason, so it’s important to understand the different classifications and benefits that come along with them.
The Classes Of Fire Extinguishers
While they all look similar, there are actually different classifications for fire extinguishers. Each class is designed to fight a different type of fire.
Class A: This is the classification that deals with materials like trash, wood, paper, plastic and cloth.
Class B: This classification works with liquids. A fire extinguished designed for this environment is typically going toward a large scale fire, with liquids like gasoline, petroleum oil, propane and kerosene.
Class C: The electrical equipment, such as computers, fax machines and anything energized.
Class D: Combustible metals
Class K: Cooking oils and greases
Why Fire Extinguishers Are A Great Tool
Clearly, fire extinguishers are a great tool, but if people don’t know how to properly use them it could be problematic. There’s training available, or even videos online to boost your knowledge. The reason they’re a great tool is because they stop fires. And not only do they stop them, but they prevent fires as well, which is equally important. A fire extinguisher can quite literally save lives. In the process of saving lives, they’re also saving the environment. When fires spread, they’re spread harmful gases into the air, causing pollution. The use of a fire extinguisher combats that spread, among other things.
Fire Extinguishers From Advanced Fire Protection Systems
Advanced Fire Protection Systems is committed to providing all of our commercial and residential customers with effective and appropriate fire protection systems. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to meet all of your fire protection needs and keep your business running. We provide full-service design, construction, testing, and maintenance for all water-based fire protection systems. Let us use our years of experience to protect your residential or commercial property from fires. To get started with Advanced Fire Protection Systems today, contact us online or give us a call at 443-557-0321.