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What do the letters A B and C mean on a fire extinguisher?
The letters indicate the type material the extinguisher can be used on; A for combustible solids (paper, wood and trash), B for combustible liquids (gasoline, oil, acetone) and C for electrical equipment.
What does ABC mean in fire extinguisher?
Dry Chemical Extinguishers come in a variety of types. You may see them labeled: • “DC” short for “dry chem” • “ABC” indicating that they are designed to extinguish class A,B,and C fires, or • “BC” indicating that they are designed to extinguish class B and C fires.
What is class ABC fire?
Type A: Pressurized water to be used on Class A fire only. Do not use on Class B or C fires; may cause fire spread or electrical shock. Type ABC: Dry chemical effective on all classes of fires. Type BC: Carbon dioxide to be used on chemical or electrical fires. Type K: Used in kitchens on grease fires.
What kind of fires is ABC extinguisher not good for?
What kinds of fires is a B:C extinguisher not good for? Wood, paper and cloth.