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Nairobi Central SDA Pathfinder Club

Types of fires

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Camp fire

Types of Fire:

Fire extinguishers used on the medical campus are only to be used after the R-A-C-E fire plan has been followed. All personnel should know the location and types of fire extinguishers in their area and know how
to use them.

Fire Type Extinguisher Type
Class A Fire


Wood, paper, textiles, and other ordinary combustibles 
Class A or ABC Extinguisher

Uses water, water-based chemical, foam, or multi-purpose dry chemical. A strictly Class A extinguisher contains only water.
Class B Fire


Flammable liquids, oils, solvents, paint, grease, etc.
Class ABC or BC Extinguisher

Uses foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide, to put out the fire by smothering it or cutting off the oxygen.
Class C Fire


Electrical: Live or energized electric wires or equipment.
Class ABC or BC Extinguisher

Uses foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide to put out the fire by smothering it or cutting off the oxygen.
Class D Fire

Combustible metals (magnesium, titanium, potassium, etc.)
Class D Extinguisher

Uses dry powder or other special sodium extinguishing agents

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