Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers - What One Do I Use?

  • Class A - for use with ordinary materials like cloth, wood and paper
  • Class B - for use with combustible and flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, oil and oil-based paints
  • Class C - for use with electrical equipment like appliances, tools, or other equipment that is plugged in
  • Class D - for use with flammable metals
  • Class K - for use with vegetable oil, animal oils and fats in cooking appliances.

There are also multipurpose fire extinguishers that might be labeled "B-C" or "A-B-C." Most home improvements stores carry multipurpose fire extinguishers that cover Class A through Class C.

For additional information on fire extinguishers, visit Fire extinguisher information