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.