Fires are classified by the types of materials involved in the fire. Most fires fit into one or a combination of four classifications: Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D.

Text Box: Extinguishers

ProSafe offers the following services

 Annual inspection, tagging and checking of all fire extinguishers

 Recharging, 6-year maintenance, and hydrostatic testing

 checking related hardware like hose nozzles, racking equipment, hose cabinet and re-folding the fire hoses.

  Live demonstration and training.

Basic Portable Extinguisher Types


 Dry Chemical extinguishers are usually rated for multiple purpose use. They contain an extinguishing agent and use a compressed, non-flammable gas as a propellant.


 Water: These extinguishers contain water and compressed gas and should only be used on Class A (ordinary combustibles) fires.


 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) extinguishers are most effective on Class B and C (liquids and electrical) fires. Since the gas disperses quickly, these extinguishers are only effective from 3 to 8 feet. The carbon dioxide is stored as a compressed liquid in the extinguisher; as it expands, it cools the surrounding air. The cooling will often cause ice to form around the "horn" where the gas is expelled from the extinguisher. Since the fire could re-ignite, continue to apply the agent even after the fire appears to be out.


To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

- Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you,

- Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.


- Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.


- Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

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