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Fire Classification
classA
Class A Fires:
Fires caused by burning of ordinary materials such as wooden furniture, burning paper, cardboard, cloth, plastics etc
classB
Class B Fires:
Fires caused by flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, paints etc
Gas Fire
Class C Fires:
Fires caused by flammable gases such as Liquid Petroleum Gases (LPG) such as Butane & Propane etc.
classD
Class D Fires:
Fires caused by combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium, sodium etc. This type of fire is classified as special fires that are more commonly found in chemical laboratories.
To make it easier to illustrate which extinguisher should be used on which class of fire, labels will be displayed in two ways.
1. A letter designation which corresponds to the type of fire it will extinguish.
2. An illustrated symbol which represents the type of combustible materials it will extinguish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fire Classification
classA
Class A Fires:
Fires caused by burning of ordinary materials such as wooden furniture, burning paper, cardboard, cloth, plastics etc
classB
Class B Fires:
Fires caused by flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, paints etc
Gas Fire
Class C Fires:
Fires caused by flammable gases such as Liquid Petroleum Gases (LPG) such as Butane & Propane etc.
classD
Class D Fires:
Fires caused by combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium, sodium etc. This type of fire is classified as special fires that are more commonly found in chemical laboratories.
To make it easier to illustrate which extinguisher should be used on which class of fire, labels will be displayed in two ways.
1. A letter designation which corresponds to the type of fire it will extinguish.
2. An illustrated symbol which represents the type of combustible materials it will extinguish.