We see fire extinguishers every day, but how well do we understand them? Would the average Joe even know that fire extinguishers have a class? More than likely, very few people would know what class fire extinguisher that they have. In the case of a fire related emergency knowing where your extinguisher is and how to operate it can be a home, business or life saver. A fire can spread a lot in the time it takes for firefighters to arrive.
Owning and operating a fire extinguisher is an essential skill that everyone should have. In this video, we’ll analyze the Ansul Multi Purpose ABC Rated fire extinguisher. With its Class rating of ABC it is designed to handle any general fire that you are likely to encounter. So, what does each class mean? Class ABC extinguishers can handle the following types of fire.
This makes the Ansul Sentry stored pressure extinguisher an excellent choice of your protection.
Far too often one of the steps in the instructions on the faceplate is ignored: Start 10 feet back and aim. This may sound silly but you do not want to be too close to the fire. Also, if you are not aiming at the flames base it can be harder to put out. Once the fire is out, look for any hotspots and secure the fire extinguisher once more.
If you follow the instructions on your fire Extinguisher and remember the things you have learned in the video, you can have confidence If the unfortunate event of a fire does take place.
For more information contact a representative at County Fire Protection or Call Toll Free at 888-706-4237.