Fire Extinguisher type

What is Fire Extinguisher :

Extinguisher is an active fire protection device which is used to control small fire often immergency situatiation . It not intended for use on an out-of-control fire . Fire reaches the roof. It become endangers the user and requires the expertise of a fire brigade.

Fire extinguisher

Type of Extinguisher :

  1. Water CO2 extinguisher.
  2. Foam extinguisher.
  3. Dry chemical extinguisher .
  4. CO2 extinguisher.
  5. Wet chemical extinguisher.

The advantage of acknowledge and uses of Fire Extinguisher :

Water CO2 extinguisher :

Water CO2 extinguisher

Label colour : Bright Red

Fire type : Only class A

Use for –

  • Chemical free materials are paper , cardboard , fabric and textile , wood and coal .

Do not use for –

  • Fire involving electric equipment , kitchen fires , easy set on fire gas and liquid .

Foam extinguisher :

Foam extinguisher

Label colour : Cream

Fire type : class A & B

Use for –

  • Chemical free materials are paper , cardboard , fabric , textile , wood , coal .
  • Easy set on fire liquid.

Do not use for –

  • Kitchen fire , fire involving electrical equipment fire , easy set on fire metals .

Dry chemical powder :

Label colour : Blue

Use for

  • Chemical free materials are paper , cardboard , fabric , textile , wood , coal .
  • Easy set on fire liquid and gas like liquify petroleum gas ( LPG ) and acetylene .
  • Fire involving electrical equipment upto 1000 volt .

Do not use for 

  • Fire involving electrical equipment above 1000 volt.
  • Cooking oil
  • Public place with small area .

CO2 extinguisher :

Label colour : Black

Use for –

  • Electrical fire
  • Easy set on fire liquid.

Do not use for –

  • Combustible materials are documents , stiff paper , cloths , wood , coal
  • Easy set on fire materials .

Wet chemical extinguisher :

Label colour : yellow

Use for :

  • Cooking oil
  • Combustible materials ( meaning :  a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power ) like wood , paper , textile and fabric.

Do not use for –

  • Flammable ( meaning : easy set on fire ) liquid and gas .
  • Electrical equipment fire .
  • Flammable materials.

How to operate fire extinguisher :

Process of fire extinguisher

The easiest way to remember this method is ” PASS “


If there is a small fire in the room or at work and the distance from fire to fire extinguisher is 6 to 8 feet , then fire extinguisher should be used .


At first the room’s main electric supply needs to be shut down . Then fire extinguisher bring down from wall and the safety pin remove from the extinguisher and it aim at wind speed . Then extinguisher squeezed and sweeped. When the extinguisher was discharged . It was made horizontal to the ground.


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