FIRE SAFETY

We all know how important it is to have our Homeowner’s,  Renter’s and Business Insurance coverage up to date.  Hopefully, we will never have to deal with a fire striking our home and or business.  

 In an emergency situation, every second counts.  How quickly we respond could depend on how prepared we are before the emergency.  Choosing the appropriate fire extinguisher is an important part of that planning.

CLASS A:  This is the most common extinguisher and can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper and many plastics.

CLASS B:  Used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline and oil.

CLASS C:  Designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electrically energized or plugged in.

CLASS D:  For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question.  These are typically found only in factories working with these metals.

CLASS K:  Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances.  These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, but are becoming more popular in the residential market for use in kitchens.

Spring and Summer bring outdoor grilling!  Keep that fire extinguisher handy!

This information was provided by National Fire Protection Association.

 

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