Kidde Class A Extingishers Fire Extinguishers Fire Safety & Detection
Kidde Fire Safety (USA)
The world's largest manufacturer of fire safety products, Kidde Fire Safety's mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards.
Kidde provides Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Fire Extinguishers and other safety products.
Fire Safety & Detection
Fire Safety | Detection Equipment
Fire extinguishers are classified by fire type. The A, B, C rating system defines the kinds of burning materials each fire extinguisher is designed to fight. The number in front of the A, B, or C indicates the rating size of fire the unit can extinguish.
To achieve a Class "A” rating, the extinguisher must be capable of putting out the wood crib, wood panel and excelsior (shredded paper) tests. Ratings are based on the size of the material that can be repeatedly extinguished.
Class A Extingishers
Class "A” TRASH–WOOD–PAPER
Fire extinguishers with a Class A rating are effective against fires involving paper, wood, textiles, and plastics. The primary chemical used to fight these fires is monoammonium phosphate, because of its ability to smother fires in these types of materials.