There are 4 main types of fire extinguishers used for fighting fire:
- Carbon dioxide
Different fire extinguishers are used on different types of fire.
Would you use water on an electrical fire? Why not.
Fire extinguishers used to be different colours but now, in a workplace, they must all be red. To tell them apart they all have a different coloured 'flash' on them.
|Type of Extinguisher
||Colour of Flash
Here are what they look like. Can you see the flash?
Each type of fire requires the use of a different fire extinguisher;
Type D fires are best left to the experts!
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There is another important type of fire... The Chip Pan!
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Fire blankets can also be used to put out a persons clothes if they are on fire. Wrap them in the blanket, put them to the floor and roll them around.
Click here to see how you should use a fire extinguisher.