Fire extinguishers are vital safety equipment at any location. As with any emergency equipment, all people should know the locations of extinguishers and how they should be used. Fire extinguishers need to be checked each year to ensure that they are charged and working properly.
There are several different types of fire extinguishers available and each has a designated use in terms of the type of fire they are designed to extinguish. Extinguishers are labeled to indicate the type of fire they will be effective to control and the types are:
- Class A – ordinary combustibles
- Class B – flammable liquids
- Class C – electrical fires
- Class D – metals fires
Here at UpTeKK we recycle old, outdated, non-operative, and fire extinguishers that fail the yearly test. All extinguishers are recycled properly based on the type received.