When thinking about survival gear people often overlook the fire extinguisher. Knowing how to start a fire is a great survival skill, but the ability to put one out can save your life!
When selecting a fire extinguisher it’s important to choose the proper one for your situation. Fire extinguishers are divided into four categories, which are based on the type of fire. They also have a numerical rating which tells you what the extinguisher can handle. A higher number means more power to extinguish the fire.
It is Extremely Important to use the right type of extinguisher. Using the wrong one for the wrong type of fire can be Extremely Dangerous.
Fire Extinguisher Guide
- Class A Extinguishers used to put out fires caused by ordinary materials such as paper, wood, and most plastics. The numerical rating on these extinguishers tells you the amount of water it holds.
- Class B Extinguishers are used on gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil fires.
- Class C Extinguishers are for electrical fires. You should never use water to extinguish class C fires because of the risk of electrical shock.
- Class D Extinguishers are for chemical fires and are not commonly useful for household needs. They are most often used to out fires that involve combustible metals.
- Kidde 466180 Pro Fire Extinguisher Carbon Dioxide For Class B&C Fires
- Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC
- Kidde FX10K Kitchen Fire Extinguisher, 82CI For Class B&C, This one is great to have in every room of your house and your vehicle! It small and cheap enough to have a couple of them.