Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers. For example, a grease fire and an electrical fire require the use of different extinguishing agents to be effective and safely put the fire out. Basically, there are five different types of extinguishing agents. Most fire extinguishers display symbols to show the kind of fire on which they are to be used.
These extinguishers put out fires in ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics.
These extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, inks, flammable chemical waste, and oil-based paints.
These extinguishers are suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in.
These extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals and are often specific for the type of metal in question.
These fire extinguishers are intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances.
Boston Fire Extinguisher Co., Inc was founded in Boston MA in 1928. The business then moved to Lynn in 1940. We sell and service all types of portable fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers are serviced and recharged by our factory trained technicians per state and local fire codes. We also fill carbon dioxide (Co2) for beer machines and paint ball cylinders. Boston Fire Extinguisher Co., Inc. is also fully insured.
Department of Transportation cylinder requalification facility - #A501
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