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Unformatted text preview: lass D: Class D fire extinguishers contain a special granular formulation that is effective against
combustible metal fires such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and lithium.
extinguishing agents must NOT be used against combustible metal fires because they may
increase the intensity of the fire. Class ABC. Class ABC fire extinguishers will put out most types of fires that could start in most
occupancies—wood, paper, flammable liquids, and electrical fires. These extinguishers are also known
as multi-purpose extinguishers. Most extinguishers are classified as ABC
• Location: Fire extinguishers are installed according to guidelines established by International Fire
Code, 2003 Ed. and appropriate NFPA standards. Laboratories, workshops, automobile repair
facilities, and other areas in which flammable solvents are used must have an appropriate fire
extinguisher. Travel distances should normally be less than 75 feet for ordinary combustibles and
50 feet for flammable liquids. • Access: Fire extinguishers should be readily accessible and the location of the extinguisher
should be clearly identified. Fire extinguishers must be mounted off the floor (at least 4 inches)
and no higher than 42 inches. Extinguishers weighing more than 40 pounds should be mounted
no higher than 3 feet. • Inspections: All portable fire extinguishers should be visually inspected each month, and by a
certified Fire Extinguisher contractor once a year. Tags are affixed to the fire extinguisher
showing the date of last inspection. • Training: Training is available from Fire Extinguisher contractors and other Safety Training
agencies. Check the listings in a phone book for specific contractors. • Maintenance: Every fire extinguisher has a tag showing the inspection date, maintenance date,
type of extinguisher, and name of the person performing the maintenance, that is attached upon
completion of the routine yearly maintenance. Maintenance procedures include a thorough
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2014 for the course MOS 5101 taught by Professor Dr.baumgardner during the Fall '13 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.
- Fall '13