Use this SimpleSpecs™ this section to specify fire extinguishers, fire extinguisher cabinets, and brackets.
Fire hose cabinets are typically specified in Division 21 – Fire Suppression.
Fire extinguishers must be selected based on occupancy and use along with the types of fires that could be encountered. The building code will typically dictate these requirements.
Recessed and semi-recessed cabinets in fire-rated partitions must be rated for this use.
Halogen-type extinguishers are available but are considered hazardous to building occupants.
Extinguishers are rated for use on fires as follows:
- Class A: Fires started with normal combustibles such as wood, paper, and cloth.
- Class B: Fires started with flammable and combustible liquids and gases such as gasoline and paints.
- Class C: Fires started with energized electrical equipment such as short circuits in power transmission cables.
- Class D: Fires started by flammable metals such as sodium, potassium, and lithium.
- Class K: Kitchen fires.