At Crest Fire we carry a variety of commercial and residential portable fire extinguishers to meet all of your safety needs from dry chemical & Co2 extinguishers, pressure water extinguisher to special order extinguishers like clean agents.
The right fire extinguisher for the right fire.
Fire extinguishers come in a wide variety of types, each one designed to put out a different kind of fire. A classification systems have been developed to help users know what sort of extinguisher they’re working with.
Class A – Ordinary solid combustibles like wood, cloth, and paper products.
Class B - Flammable liquids and gases.
Class C - Electrical fires. (Do not use water to put out this kind of fire – you could get electrocuted!)
Class D - Flammable metals.
Class K - Oils and grease fires. (Never use water on a grease fire – it will cause the flames to explode and spread.)
Most fire extinguishers for homes and public spaces are classified as Class ABC extinguishers, meaning they’re suitable for putting out wood and paper fires, flammable liquid fires, and electrical fires.
Do you know how to use your fire extinguishers?
If possible, position yourself with your back to an unobstructed exit so that you can get out quickly if you need to. The discharge range for extinguishers can run from 6-20 feet (know your extinguisher’s range beforehand), and you want to be far enough away to not be in danger of being burned, and close enough that the discharge will be effective.
To employ the extinguisher with proper technique, just remember the acronym “PASS”.
Pull the pin.
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the trigger.
Sweep from side to side.
Want to test your skills or knowledge of fire extinguishers, click the here and find out if you pass the test. Good luck!
If you want more hands on practice, your local fire departments have yearly open house's for the public to learn all about safety. If you are a large group that needs or would like to have safety training with extinguishers you can contact your fire department to set up a training time.