Types Of Fire Extinguisher And Their Uses

In our everyday life, we have to deal with fire directly or indirectly. Fire is one of the essential source of energy in our life & on the other hand it is very dangerous too.

In case of emergency we should know how to get control over it. Basically fire can be caused due to four kind of substances, i.e, liquid products, gaseous products, solid products and electrical products. And based on nature of fire in industries and domestic area we have different opinions to control it.
In bigger industries, hotels malls etc generally fire fighting pipe line along with sprinklers are being provided while for smaller areas fire extinguishers are used.  Fire extinguisher can be divided into following ways according to its use and nature.

Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc
Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc
Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc
Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc

Class E: Fire involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS