Fire Safety Equipment
Kidde produces a full line of US Coast Guard-approved fire extinguishers. They are rated for Class A, B, and C, which means they are good against common combustibles, flammable liquids and live electrical fires. They are extremely simple to operate. The mounting brackets are included in the kit.
Kidde also offers the Mariner line of dry chemical fire extinguishers to cover most hazards associated with watercraft and the marine environment. All Mariner series models feature corrosion resistant, attractive white finish. Disposable and rechargeable models are available. All models come with retention brackets and meet U.S.C.G approvals. Durable Zytel valves and handles won't corrode in the salty marine environment and are easy to use. Integrated gauges allow easy inspection of fire extinguisher condition.
Class A extinguishers are used for putting out fires of general combustibles such as wood or paper. These usually contain a mixture of water and compressed gas. The symbol is a triangle around the letter A. Class B extinguishers are intended for use on liquids or grease and are distinguished by a square around the letter B. Class C extinguishers are used on electrical fires. Their mixture is non-conducting to ensure the user is not electrocuted. The symbol is a circle around the letter C. Class D extinguishers are used on fires of flammable metals and certain other exotic chemicals. They are designated with a star around the letter D.