Do not use on chip or fat pan fires. For fires involving solids, point the jet at the base of the flames and keep it moving across the area of the fire. Ensure that all areas of the fire are out. For fires involving liquids, do not aim the jet straight into the liquid.
Can you use foam fire extinguisher on electrical fires?
Foam extinguishers build up of foam on the surface of the burning liquid, cutting off the oxygen supply to the fire and cooling the hot liquid. Electrical fires: If your foam extinguisher is tested to 35000 Volt (35kV) you can use the extinguishers on live electrical fires. However, keep a safety distance of 1m.
What two fire types is it OK to use foam fire extinguishers on?
Foam fire extinguishers are suitable for class A and the flammable liquids of class B, though not effective for gaseous fires. They spray a type of foam that expands when it hits the air and blankets the fire.
Why would you not use a foam extinguisher on an electrical fire?
This type of fire extinguisher should not be used for fires caused by flammable metals, kitchen fires and fires that involve electrical equipment. These extinguishers work by creating a cooling effect on the fuel that is responsible for causing the fire.
What extinguisher should you not use on flammable liquids?
Water extinguishers are used on Class A fires involving solid combustibles. They are not suitable for fires fuelled by flammable liquids or where electricity is involved.
What Colour is a foam fire extinguisher?
Cream (Foam Extinguishers)
This is another common extinguisher and designed for Class B type of fire.
What type of fire extinguisher do I need?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides minimum recommendations for the home: Primary Fire Extinguishers – For your main home protection, install a 2-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher on every level of your home – no more than 40 feet apart. Include all locations where a fire may start.
How does a foam extinguisher put out a fire?
Foam Fire Extinguishers provide a fast, powerful means of tackling flammable liquids. They do so by creating a blanket of foam that smothers the fire, cutting of its supply of oxygen of oxygen and contains the flame preventing re-ignition.
Which of the following types of extinguishers should not be used on electrical fires?
Never use a water fire extinguisher on an electrical fire (Class C), which can cause you to electrocute yourself. Using a water fire extinguisher on fire caused by a flammable liquid, such as oil or gasoline (Class B), can cause the fire to flare and spread.
Are foam fire extinguishers toxic?
Safely Cleaning Up Foam and Liquid Residues
As the foam or liquid from these types of fire extinguishers is known to be carcinogenic, it’s best to put on goggles and impermeable protective gloves before starting.
Can you use a fire blanket on an electrical fire?
As a fire blanket can be used to oil and grease fires as well as electric fires, they are ideal for use in garages where oil and gas spills may occur.
Which type of foam is used to extinguish fires involving flammable and combustible liquids?
Foam fire extinguishers (Blue)
Suitable to extinguish Class A and B fires involving flammable and combustible liquids such as petrol, kerosene, oil, paint and wax.