Know What Kinds of Fire Your Business Can Expect
Fires are classified by the types of fuel that drive them, and fire extinguishers contain chemical agents that are effective against one or more classes of fire. An “AB” extinguisher, for example, can be used on a Class A or Class B fire.
Class A Fires
Ordinary combustible materials, such as paper, wood, or fabric.
Class B Fires
Flammable liquids, such as fuel, oil, alcohol, solvents, and other chemicals.
Class C Fires
Powered electrical equipment, such as computer servers and power infrastructure.
Class D Fires
Combustible metals, such as magnesium, sodium, and lithium.
Class K Fires
Kitchens and cooking appliances with combustible fluids, such as animal or vegetable oils.