Fire Extinguishers in Edmonton
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When it comes to securing your home or office from fire trust Amptec Fire & Security with Fire Extinguishers in Edmonton. Combined with appropriate fire alarms protect your property from fire by equipping yourself with the appropriate fire extinguishers in all key areas. At Amptec Fire & Security, we offer professionally tested extinguishers to help you with fire protection and security. When you get in touch with us, we assess your property to determine the kind of fire extinguisher required.
Amptec Fire & Security has the appropriate fire extinguishers in Edmonton for all kinds of property, whether it’s a downtown apartment or a retail store. Call us to find out how we can help you with a fire extinguisher in Edmonton. Alternatively, you can send us a message with your request, and we will get back to you promptly.
Types of Fires and Fire Extinguishers
Did you know there are different types of fire extinguishers designed to fight distinct classes of fires? Installing a fire extinguisher in Edmonton will be of little help against a fire class that its design doesn’t qualify. To fight fire with fire (so to speak), you should first understand the different classes of fires so you can buy the right equipment:
A Class A fire involves burning commonly found materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastics, wood, etc. Class A fire extinguishers are assigned numeric ratings indicating how much water they can hold and the amount of fire one can expect to extinguish. Class A fire extinguishers have a green triangle symbol.
A Class B fire typically involves flammable or combustible liquids, including gasoline, kerosene, grease, oil or organic solvents. Class B fire extinguishers have numeric ratings indicating how many square feet of fire they’re capable of extinguishing. Class B fire extinguishers display a red square symbol.
A Class C fire usually involves electrical equipment, including appliances, wiring, switches, panel boxes, hot plates, etc. A Class C fire is dangerous to put out with water because of the risks associated with electrical shock. Class C fire extinguishers are non-conductive and display with a blue circle symbol.
A Class D fire will likely involve a combustible metal, such as magnesium, titanium, potassium or sodium, which might have a violent reaction with water, air or another chemical. Therefore, Class D fire extinguishers are typically used in a chemical laboratory setting because they’re used to fight Class D fires only. This type of fire extinguisher display with a yellow decagon symbol.
A Class K fire happens in the kitchen, usually involving cooking oils, trans-fats or fats in appliances. Therefore, Class K fire extinguishers are in restaurants and cafeteria settings. This type of fire extinguisher displays a black hexagon symbol.
Are you confused about the kind of fire extinguisher you need? Reach out to us, and we’ll assess your property to recommend the right fire extinguisher for you. Amptec Fire & Security’s trained technicians will install fire extinguishers with care and expertise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fire extinguishers are typically suitable for 5-15 years. We recommend writing the date purchased on the fire extinguisher since it may not have an expiry date. It is essential to have your fire extinguisher repaired or replaced if used or observed visible damage. It would be best to have your extinguisher inspected annually to ensure it is in good working condition.
Fire Class: Fire extinguishers typically come in three fire classes; A, B, or C. The ABC fire extinguisher can combat all three types of fires. If you need a more specific extinguisher, contact a professional who can help you decide on the best choice.
Weight and Size: Fire extinguishers can vary in weight and size. It is essential to consider the accessibility and ease with which your personnel can use it appropriately and safely.
Refills: You can refill some fire extinguishers after being used or expired. Refilling your fire extinguisher can be less expensive than replacing the whole extinguisher. Check with your local Fire Protection company or fire station for a refill option close to you.
Class A (Ash) – Common combustibles that generally leave an Ash, such as paper, wood, cloth, plastic, and garbage.
Class B (Boil or Bubble) – Flammable liquids generally Bubble or Boil, such as oil, gasoline, grease, and paint.
Class C (Electric Current) – Energized electrical equipment such as machinery, wiring, appliances, and motors.
Class D – Combustible Metals: potassium, sodium, aluminum, lithium, magnesium, and titanium. These items are less common, are typically found in a laboratory, and require dry powder to extinguish.
Fire extinguishers can come in a combination of A, B, and C to combat the three classes and is called the ABC fire extinguisher.
Using a Fire Extinguisher
Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher is a life-saving skill that everyone must-have. Our skilled technicians will demonstrate and explain the process of using a fire extinguisher during installation. Another simple method of remembering how to use one is knowing how to PASS:
- Pulling: The first step in using your fire extinguisher is pulling its pin.
- Aiming: You must carefully aim the nozzle of your fire extinguisher towards the base of the fire.
- Squeezing: Once you’ve aimed your fire extinguisher, you have to squeeze or press its handle.
- Sweeping: The nozzle of your fire extinguisher should be swept from side-to-side at the base of the fire to put it out.
Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher is not all it takes to eliminate the fire. When it comes to your fire protection plan, you should follow certain practices with your fire extinguishers to protect your home and business:
When buying your fire extinguishers, choose a reliable company like Amptec Fire & Security that adheres to all the standards.
Fire extinguishers should be placed in escape routes and visible and easily accessible areas by someone who can use it.
Visually inspect the condition of your extinguishers at least once a month.
Your fire extinguishers should be kept in proper working condition with yearly maintenance services.
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