Accidents leading to fire are always a possibility, posing a constant threat to your business, employees and customers. Putting fire safety measures into effect is not only potentially lifesaving but it is also required by law. Fire Extinguishers are your first line of defense at your workplace if you ever have to put out a fire or clear an exit way. A fire extinguisher can significantly decrease the risk of smoke inhalation and the amount of damage done to a workplace and those housed inside your workspace.
There are four classes of fire extinguishers: A, B, C and D. The class that you need depends on the type of facility you operate.
- Class A: Puts out fires due to typical combustibles such as paper and wood
- Class B: For use on various flammable liquids such as grease, oil and gasoline
- Class C: Only for electrically energized fires
- Class D: Designed for flammable metals
Once you have a fire extinguisher(s) installed in your facility, it’s important to know how to use it effectively. The great thing about fire extinguishers is that they are fairly easy to use in the event of an emergency. Most types use the P.A.S.S Method:
- P: Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher. This breaks the tamper seal
- A: Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
- S: Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing mixture
- S: Sweep the nozzle from side to side, keeping it at the base, until the fire is extinguished
Multicorp Fire Protection Services offers New Fire Extinguishers, Hanging and Placement Suggestions, Testing, Training, Inspection and Maintenance of the following:
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
- Multi Purpose Dry Chemical
- Standard Dry Chemical
- Water Pressured
- FE -36 Agent
- Foam AFFF and FFFP
- Halon 1211
- Halotron 1
- Purple K Dry Chemical
- Class D Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher
- Wet Chemical
- Water Mist
Our goal is to give you complete peace of mind that if you need to use a fire extinguisher, it will work properly. Multicorp can ensure that your fire extinguishers stay within fire code and are always ready to use.
Call Multicorp Fire Protection Services today to have your fire extinguishers inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) regulations.