ABC Fire Extinguisher

The most common fire extinguisher is the ABC Fire Extinguisher. As the name implies, it is designed to extinguish Class A, B, and C fires.

ABC Fire Extinguishers use mono ammonium phosphate, which is a dry chemical that is able to put out a fire quickly. It is a pale yellow powder that is able to put out all three classes of fire; Class A for trash, wood, and paper, Class B for liquids and gasses, and Class C for energized electrical sources.

Most of the fire marshals in the greater Tampa area require that all businesses have at least one 2a10bc fire extinguisher on the premise. Simply put, what you need is 5-pound ABC fire extinguisher. However, be sure you remember that different businesses may have additional requirements depending on what goods and services you offer on the premise. You can always check with the experts at All Florida Fire Equipment to get the latest information on what your business needs to stay in compliance with the local fire codes.

At All Florida Fire Equipment, we also service whatever we sell. You’ll never have to go anywhere else to have your ABC unit serviced, recharged, or hydrostatically tested. We are also a certified service inspection facility and are authorized to issue compliance stickers on a wide variety of fire protection systems, including fire extinguishers.

At All Florida Fire Equipment, our only business is the protection of your business, home or boat from fire. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1999, and it’s what we’ll be doing in 2039. We offer a quality service at a fair price, and we are proud to stand behind what we sell and service.

While the ABC Fire Extinguisher is the most common unit found in homes and businesses, there are some places in which an ABC fire extinguisher should not be used, and an alternate type of unit should be available.

ABC fire extinguishers should not be used on certain metal fires. Where there is a chance that a metal fire could occur, a Class D fire extinguisher should be installed.

An ABC fire extinguisher should not be used for a cooking oil fire (grease). The proper fire extinguisher for a potential grease fire is a Class K Fire Extinguisher.

An ABC fire extinguisher should not be used around precious electrical equipment due to its corrosive nature.

An ABC fire extinguisher should not be used near any aircraft or automobile due to its corrosive nature.

In addition, an ABC fire extinguisher should be avoided near any type of oxidizer or chlorine due to a chemical reaction that could cause an explosion or create a deathly gas. NFPA 10 recommends that a water fire extinguisher or a water mist be used in these situations.

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