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  • Fire Extinguishers

    What type of fire extinguishers, do you keep on your pumpers?. Have any fondness for any type? I prefer CO2 for electrical fires.

    On our pumper, we carry:
    A. One 2 1/2 gallon water (ISO required)
    B. One 20 lb. BC dry chemical (ISO required)
    C. One 10 lb. CO2
    D. Two 20 lb. Purple K

    We also carry ABC dry chemical powder in bags, for chimney fires.

    Obviously, extinguishers have a time and place, when combatting certain types of fires. They are part of the arsenal, but only to be used in particular situations and size of fires.

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    We have had great success with a quick knock on chimney fires with the good old fashioned water can. It is amazing what the 1:1700 conversion can do. :-)

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      Those water cans are great. In a hurry, they can be refilled with water and pressurized with an air compressor.

      One of the facts that I emphasis in our FD, is that extinguishers are more effective, with a trained user. We have extinguishers just for training. An area setup to discharge various types of agents.

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