Information on Fire Extinguishers


When it comes to the types of fire extinguishers, there are five main types. This handout explains what they are and they types of materials they can be used on.

How To Use

Use this handout to support learning about different types of fires and what is required to extinguish them.  This sheet is part of a lesson about fire safety aimed at KS3 pupils.  Details of the lesson can be found in the linked lesson plan below.  There is also a presentation that supports this lesson and the use of this information sheet.  You can find the presentation by clicking on 'Resource 1' below.

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