TYPES OF EXTINGUISHERS

Fire extinguishers are designed to tackle specific types of fire. There are six different classes of fire and several different types of fire extinguishers.

CLASSES OF FIRE

  • Class A – fires involving solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles.
  • Class B – fires involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils.
  • Class C – fires involving gases.
  • Class D – fires involving metals.
  • Class E – fires involving live electrical apparatus. (Technically ‘Class E’ doesn’t exists however this is used for convenience here)
  • Class F – fires involving cooking oils such as in deep-fat fryers.