Card Set Information
What are the 5 classes of fire?
Classes A, B, C, D, K
What does PASS mean for a fire extingusher?
How is the numerical rating for a fire extinguisher established?
Based on the size of the fire that the particular fire may extinguish
What are some extinguishing agents? (7)
Why is water used to extinguish fires?
absorbes lots of heat
What is a class A fire?
Normal Combustable materials
What is a class B fire?
What is a class C fire?
What is a class D fire?
What is a class K fire?
Cooking oils and fats
How is the numerical classification of fire extinguishers extablished for a class A extinguisher?
If an extingusher can put out the same fire as 5.5L of water it is rated 1A
If an extingusher can put out the same fire as 11L of water it is rated 2A
How is the numerical classification of fire extinguishers extablished for a class C extinguisher?
Is based on the sq ft. of area the extinguisher can put out by an untrained person
What test must a class C extinguishing agent pass?
It must not conduct electricity
What are the symbols on the fire extingusher letters A, B, C, D, K?