Amerex manufactures an extensive variety of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers, both “compliance” (code required) and “specialty” types. “Specialty” type extinguishers are intended for use on particular types of hazards, so careful attention should be made to locating them in close proximity to the specific hazard they are meant to protect.

It is natural for a person to use the extinguisher located nearest to a fire. The most current issue of NFPA-10 should be consulted for minimum recommended fire extinguisher types, placement and travel distances.

Your local Amerex Fire Equipment Distributor is professionally equipped to help you evaluate and implement these recommendations. All “Picture Symbols” are detailed below and should be reviewed with all who might be expected to use a fire extinguisher. Everyone should be familiar with these picture symbols which identify the types of fires on which they may be used.

The International sign system diagonal red slash indicates a potential danger if the extinguisher is used on that particular type of fire.

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