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Given a selection of portable extinguishers, full personal protective equipment, and a controlled instructional environment, the student will be able to demonstrate the proper techniques of inspecting, selecting, and using portable extinguishers on Class A, B, and C fires, so that the correct extinguisher is used for the class of fire, the fire is extinguished completely, and safe operations are practiced.
In Lesson 4-1 you learned about PPE requirements appropriate for a specific incident.
In this Lesson NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!
DON’T FOLLOW THE PACK -
FOLLOW YOUR TRAINING!
Multipurpose Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher
in Class B
Chemically reacts with flame to interrupt the chain reaction. It is a chemical compound that contains carbon + one or more elements from the
series: Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine, and Astatine.
HALON 1211 BROMOCHLORODIFLUROMETHANE
HALON 1301 BROMOTRIFLUOROMETHANE
DNumber(s) Rating Indicates Relative Effectiveness of the Extinguisher and Performance Capability
Based on 1¼ gallons of water
1A - 40A (range)
2A = 2½ gallons of water
Based on square foot area of flammable liquid surface
1B - 640B (range)
20B = 20 square feet of surface area
No numerical rating - only letter rated
No numerical rating - cannot be given a multipurpose rating for use on other classes of fire
Mandated by Fire Prevention Code
Article 38A MD Fire Prevention Code
NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
RULESPRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE
Wear PPE/SCBA when necessary
Spend the final hour practicing during structured evolutions. Follow steps and procedures outlined in IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting on pages 140-144.
Given a selection of portable extinguishment, full personal protective equipment, and a controlled instructional environment, the student will be able to demonstrate the proper techniques of inspecting, selecting, and using portable extinguishers on Class A, B, and C fires, so that the correct extinguisher is used for the class of fire, the fire is extinguished completely, and safe operations are practiced.