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1/23/2015

DPWES - FireSafety

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Portable Fire Extinguishers

Can be CARRIED to a fire - 5 to 30 pounds

Limited in capacity, range and duration

1.5 to 25 pounds of extinguishing agent

Typical range 3 to 15 feet

Discharge their contents in only 5 to 30 seconds!

NFPA rating, Arabic numerals according to efficiency

4A extinguishes twice as much  Class A fire as a 2A

Coast Guard uses Roman numerals :

I - Smallest  ( recreational small craft)

V - Largest   (high-hazard, commercial, ocean-going vessels)

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