Types of Fire

Class A Fire Occurs in Ordinary combustible materials such as wood, cloth, paper, and some plastics. Extinguishing agent options include dry chemical, foam, water, carbon dioxide, and INERRGEN.

Class B fire occurs in the vapour-air mixture over the surfaces of flammable and combustible liquids like gasoline, grease, lubricating oils, and alcohols. Extinguishing agent options include dey chemicals, foams, carbon dioxide, INERGEN, and water fog.

Class C fires include the other fire classes which involve energized electrical equipment. Non-conducting agents are recommened such as dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, and INERGEN.

Class D fires occur in combustible metals such as magnesium, titanium, potassium, zirconium, lithium, and sodium. Special dry powder agents and application techniques are required to extinguish these fires. Normal extinguishing agents should not be used as there is a danger of chemical reaction.

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