Pinole's Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

When used properly, an extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until firefighters arrive.

There are three basic classes of fire extinguishers...

  • Class A: Ordinary combustibles such as paper, wood, rubbish, drapes and upholstery.
  • Class B: Flammable liquids such as gasoline, oils, solvents, paints and flammable gases.
  • Class C: Electrical fires involving Class "A" or Class "B" materials and live electrical power - overheated wiring, fuse boxes, stoves, motors etc.

Be certain that you use the correct type of extinguisher for the fire you are fighting. If you use the wrong type of of extinguisher, you can endanger yourself and even make the fire worse.

Install/Mount your extinguishers in plain view, above the reach of children, near an exit route, and away from stoves and heating appliances.

Only fight a fire if:

  • the fire is small and not spreading
  • occupants have been alerted
  • everyone has left or is leaving the building
  • 9-1-1 has been called
  • you have a clear escape route that won't be blocked by fire
  • you know how to operate your extinguisher and are aware of its capabilities

For additional information from The National Fire Prevention     
Association (NFPA) click here: