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A way to remember classes of fire??

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by 357glocker, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. 357glocker

    357glocker

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    Class A= burned material causes Ash is how I was taught to remember Class A is ordinary combustibles, but don't think the instuctor gave any for the other classes.
    Are there any others for B,C, & D class fires so a beginner can pick them up quick?
     
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    also any good links to shape symbols of the fire extinguisher class labels and the class pictures?(green triangle, blue circle, black hexagon ect... and the burning puddle, wood/trashcan, electric plug(c), pan?)
     

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    Thanks thats what I'm looking for!
     
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    Class A can be remembered by its something burning that leaves an Ash. Class A-Ash.

    Class B is a Burning liquid, I know not too origional. Class B-Burning

    Class C is a Charged(energized) electrical fire. Class C-Charged.

    Class D is youd have to be a Dummy to fight a burning metal fire. Again, not too orgional. Class D-Dummy.

    Hope this may help you.
     
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    If you remember barrel, as in a barrel to hold liquids that are on fire, just my way to remember that one

    and another one for c in charged, i have always used c-current like electrical current but either one works.
     
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    OK, thanks for the ideas guys. I like the Charged for class C.
     
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    Here is a way to remember the classes, along with the shapes and colors that symbolize each class:

    A is everything that leaves an Ash. A is shaped like a triangle, and grass (which leaves an ash) is green, the symbol is a green triangle.

    B is for butane and biofuels, and being a flammable liquid or gas, it comes in a red box, which looks remarkably like a B. So, red box, or B is flammable liquids and gasses.

    C is for current, and a c is shaped like a circle. Electrical sparks are Blue. Therefore a class C fire is a blue circle.

    D is for Dense metals. D is also for Dallas, in the one star state. If you remember that, you get the gold star.

    It helped me when I was a young student, and I hope it helps you.

    edited to fix my spelling mistakes
     
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    Thanks! Good ideas.
     
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    How I do it-

    A- Stands for "All" of th common combustibles.

    B- The liquid "Boils"

    C- C is for circuit.

    D- I just remember the yellow symbol and its new. So its just metals in my head.
     
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    How long have they had the seperate classification for a Class D fire?