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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. Normal 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 examination o...
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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.

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