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Fire extinguisher types. Pressurized cylinders containing a variety of materials for use in extinguishing fires. The origins of a fire determine the extinguisher to use. The extinguishers are colour-coded to aid correct use. From left, the types and the class of fires the extinguishers can be used on are: water (red, class A), foam (cream, class A and B), carbon dioxide (black, class B and electrical), powder (blue, class A, B, C and electrical), and wet chemical (yellow, class A and F). For more on fire extinguisher types, see C014/6961 to C014/6965.
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