When putting out a fire involving oily rags use a fire extinguisher?

Which type of fire extinguisher is best suited to putting out an oil fire in the galley?

Class B: These fire extinguishers are used for fires which occur from fluids such as lubricating oils, fuels, paints, cooking oil etc. A portable co2 fire extinguisher or a portable dcp extinguisher can be used in this class.

Which two types of fire extinguishers should you never use on an electrical fire?

Water fire extinguishers are NOT suitable for electrical fires as water is a conductor and you are at risk of electrocution if used on this type of fire. They are also NOT suitable for flammable liquids or flammable metal fires as it will not extinguish the fire.

What is the best defense against fire?

As always, the best defense against a fire is to be prepared. Take a moment to look at your fire extinguisher.

What is a Type D fire?

Class D fires only involving combustible metals – magnesium, sodium (spills and in depth), potassium, sodium-potassium alloys uranium, and powdered aluminum.

What is the main cause of death in fire?

The characteristic biphasic distribution of carboxyhemoglobin in fire victims together with other observations suggest that the principal causes of death are carbon monoxide followed by carbon dioxide poisoning and/or oxygen deficiency, while the influence of heat is considered to be of minor importance.

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Will milk put out a fire?

Milk and Grease Fires

Some experts say milk also can cause a fireball or explosion when put on a grease fire. The only way milk can put out a grease fire is if such a vast quantity of milk is used that it completely submerges the fire, causing the fire to run out of oxygen. This is usually not practical or efficient.

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