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1

What is the NFPA standard for portable fire extinguishers and what are the 5 classifications they are divided into?

NFPA 10
Classes:
1) class A (ordinary combustibles)
2) class B (flammable liquids)
3) class C (energized or charged electrical equipment)
4) class D (combustible metals)
5) class K (kitchen fires, cooking oils)

2

What type of extinguishers are used for each 5 class?

1) class A - water based, multipurpose or dry chem
2) class B - CO2, dry chem, AFFF
3) class C - CO2, dry chem, clean agent
4) class D - dry powder only
5) class K - alkaline mixture - contains potassium carbonates, or a combination in water