The most common types of extinguishers are water

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The most common types of extinguishers are: Water - solid red Suitable for Class A fires. Not considered effective for Class B and Class C fires, and dangerous if used for electrically energised equipment or cooking oils or fats. Foam - red with blue band or label (previously solid blue) Suitable for Class A and Class B fires, with limited effectiveness for Class F fires. Not considered effective for Class C fires, and dangerous if used for electrically energised equipment. Powder - red with a white band or label These extinguishers are rated as either ABE or BE. ABE rated extinguishers are considered suitable for Class A, Class B, Class C and Class E fires. They are not considered effective for Class F fires. BE rated extinguishers are considered suitable for Class B, Class C and Class E fires, and may be used with limited effectiveness on Class F fires. They are considered effective for Class A fires. More information over page/... This Fact Sheet is a publication of FPA Australia. Statements made in this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or opinions of the Association. The Association does not
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  • Spring '18
  • Fire extinguisher, classes of fire

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