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Types of Fire Extinguishers

July 30, 2008

There are 5 types of fire extinguishers:

  • Water - Absorbs the heat & cools the burning material.
  • Dry Chemical - Smothers the fuel (preventing vapors from igniting) and interrupts the chemical chain reaction.
  • CO2 - Removes the oxygen from the fire.
  • Halotron - Interrupts the chemical chain reaction.
  • Wet Chemical - Smothers and seals the fuel (preventing vapors from igniting) and removes the heat by cooling.

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