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Labor Day is Coming: Are you prepared?

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Step by step visual aide on how to use a fire extinguisher. These are some general instruction on how to use an extinguisher in case of a fire and this is applicable for all extinguishers.

Did you know there is more than one type of fire extinguisher? There are four types of extinguishers and they are:

  1. Water Fire Extinguishers: This is the most widely used fire extinguisher and it is used for Class A fires, or for solids such as paper, wood, plastic, etc.
  2. Foam Fire Extinguishers: This is a more versatile type of extinguisher and used for Class A and Class B (liquid fires such as paraffin, petrol, oil, etc.).
  3. Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers: Often known as the multi-purpose extinguisher and can be used for Class A, B, and C (flammable gasses such as propane, butane, methane etc.).
  4. CO2 Fire Extinguishers: Carbon Dioxide is ideal for fires involving electrical apparatus, but will also be helpful for Class B fires.

With only 4 days until one of the most waited holidays of the year, Labor Day is a day everyone should be prepared for. And I don’t mean prepared with food and drinks, even though we all will, but I mean prepared with a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and where the grill master is located. Cooking is the number one leading cause of fires in residential and nonresidential areas in the United States. Most of these are because of loss of time and not paying attention to the stove, oven or grill.

Labor Day is about having fun, not about cancelling plans because of a fire. During this holiday, and always, have a fire extinguisher close by for the just-in-case moments.

Have a Safe Labor Day!

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