What Kind of Fire Extinguisher Do You Need?

Every household extinguisher is labeled A, B, or C – some are labeled all three. This letter indicates the types of fire it is effective against. 

A – Ordinary combustibles, like wood, paper, and cloth.  

B – Flammable liquids, such as cooking oil or gasoline. 

C – Electrical equipment.  


They also come in different sizes: 

10 pound – Best for the garage or home workshop. 

5 pound – Best for the kitchen or laundry room. 

2 pound – Best for the car. 


You can never be too prepared! Help save your future-self from a disaster, and educate yourself on fire-extinguishers and other fire safety tips.