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Classes of Fires

This 3 minute safety training video covers: How fire extinguishers works, how to properly extinguish a fire, what are the different types of substances used to extinguish fires, how to choose the best type of extinguishing agent, what are the four classes of fires, how to tell what classes of fire an extinguisher can be used with and what do the symbols on fire extinguisher mean. Click here to watch the 18 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training’s Using Fire Extinguishers safety DVD program Covers the usage of various types of fire extinguishers, including general ABC fire extinguishers and industry specific fire extinguishers. This program also covers the basic science behind how fire extinguishers combat fire and where to store fire extinguishers for easy access.

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Video Transcript

Fire extinguishers work by applying substances that interrupt the "chain reaction," either cooling a fire, depriving it of oxygen, or both. There are many different types of substances that are used to extinguish fires. To extinguish a fire you must apply an extinguishing agent that is compatible with the materials that are burning. Fires have traditionally been separated into four "classes," to help identify what agents can be used to extinguish them: Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D.