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Fire Extinguishers

Flammable and combustible materials are present in automotive shops. It is important to know where the fire extinguishers are, how to use them, and what type of fires they put out. For a fire to exist it needs oxygen, heat, and fuel. A fire extinguisher must remove at least one of these components to put a fire out. Fire extinguishers are designed to put out specific types of fires. Most automotive shops will have a combination A-B-C fire extinguisher. Fires are classified by the following: