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Types of Extinguishers

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Water Extinguishers | Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers | Dry Chemical Extinguishers

Different types of fire extinguishers are designed to fight different classes of fire. The three most common types of fire extinguishers are:

Water (APW) Extinguishers

APWs are designed for Class A (wood, paper, cloth) fires only.

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Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers

CO2s are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only.

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Dry Chemical Extinguishers

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An "ABC" extinguisher will have a label like this, indicating that it may be used on class A,B, and C fires.