All About Maintaining the Fire Extinguishers

All About Maintaining the Fire Extinguishers


Fire extinguishers are the one of the essential and first arsenals that you have in for your residential as well as commercial building. As the fire extinguishers are available, it is extremely necessary that you know how to use them. Not knowing how to operate the equipment is extremely risky and you won’t be able to protect yourself and your property.

Type of fire extinguishers

All fire extinguishers are not same. There are 5 different type of fire extinguishers

Class A fire extinguishers are used on paper, wood, cloth, and other similar materials. This fire extinguishers is identified by the triangle symbol, the color green, and an image of a burning pile of wood.

Class B extinguishers can be identified through it’s square symbol and color red. There is a burning puddle on its label to signify its use for gasoline, paint, and other related fires happening due to flammable liquids.

Class C is the perfect fire extinguisher for electrical equipment. It can be identified through its circle symbol and blue color. It has an image of a burning outlet.

Class D extinguishers have a star symbol and yellow color. It’s perfect for alloys and combustible metals.

Class K is used for fats and cooking oils. These extinguisher has a hexagon symbol and black color. It has a frying pan on the label.


The fire extinguishers should always be present in an accessible location. A clear path should be maintained around the fire extinguishers and every one in the building should know ahow to use it. A regular maintenance needs to be done to ensure that they are in good working condition and there are no components damaged.


It is not difficult to operate the fire extinguisher. The extinguishers come with a direction for use. The majority of people use the acronym P.A.S.S. It means:

P: P stands for pull. Pull the safety pin from the handle

A: Aim the hose at the base of the fire

S: Squeeze the trigger and continually

S: Sweep the hose from side to side until the fire is completely out

At HirdCo, we are committed to provide effective and high tech fire suppression system to the residential as well as commercial buildings. We are available for our clients 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Our fire protection systems are tested, maintained and all set for almost types of buildings.  We are the leading fire extinguisher service and safety company in the state of New York since 1951.

March 12, 2018


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