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Fire Extinquisher Classifications


Choose the Correct Type of Fire Extinguisher


The letters on the label of a fire extinguisher indicate what type of fire to use it on (see below). Make sure to use the right extinguisher for the corresponding type of fire.


Note: Although ABC and BC Dry Chemical extinguishers can control a fire involving electronic equipment, the National Fire Code (NFPA 75-1999 edition), Section 6-3-2, specifically advises against dry-chemical extinguishers for fires involving computers or other delicate electronic equipment due to the potential damage from residues.

Which Fire Extinguisher should I use? (Click to View and Download)