Multi Chem Dry Chemical Extinguishers

If you ask any firefighter what it takes to create a fire, you will learn that you have to have three things: A Fuel – some sort of combustible solid, liquid or gas Oxygen – to react with the fuel Heat – there must be enough heat to get the fuel...

How do ionization smoke detectors work?

All smoke detectors consist of two basic parts: a sensor to sense the smoke and a very loud electronic horn to wake people up. Smoke detectors can run off of a 9-volt battery or 120-volt house current. Ionization smoke detectors use an ionization chamber and a source...

Fire Extinguisher Sizes

Portable extinguishers are also rated for the size of fire they can handle. This rating is expressed as a number from 1 to 40 for Class A fires and from 1 to 640 for Class B fires. This rating will appear on the label– 2A:10B:C, for example. The larger the...

Fire Extinguishers have their limits

Fire Extinguishers Have Their Limits Portable extinguishers are not designed to fight large or spreading fires. Even against small fires, they are useful only under certain conditions: The operator must know how to use the extinguisher. The extinguisher must be within...

Fire Extinguishers and Job Safety

Fire extinguishers in the workplace should be placed conspicuously and within easy reach so they can be accessed quickly while a fire is still small. Federal regulations require that employers who provide portable fire extinguishers in the workplace also provide...