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Extinguishers For Electrical Fires

Fires caused by electrical equipment are often called 'electrical fires', but of course electricity itself or even the cabling doesn't burn; it is the surrounding materials that are on fire. The cable jacket, casing and the various electronic boards in electric equipment have to be extinguished. There are largely three different categories of electrical fires and the type of firefighting equipment that is suitable differs in each case. Three important factors to consider before selecting extinguishers for electrical fires are as follows, but not limited to, the environment, the type of electrical equipment in the area and the people present in that area and their firefighting competency.