Fortmontgomery Fire District



There are four types of household extinguishers:

The manufacturer’s use and care booklet provides guidance on the type and size of fire with which your extinguisher may be used. The booklet also provides tips on how to properly use and maintain your extinguisher.


Extinguisher rating Intended use
Type A For use on fires involving combustible materials such as wood, cloth and paper.
Type B For use on flammable liquid fires, including kitchen grease. Never use water on this type of fire!
Type C For use in fires involving energized electrical equipment.
Type ABC  Works on all three types of fires listed above.