Basic Fire Safety


Types of Fires. This lesson will help you to identify and classify the different types of fires.

Types of Fires. Fires can be categorised as five types.

Class A

Combustible materials e.g wood and paper 

Class B 

Flammable liquids and gas e.g. petrol and methane

Class C

Electrical Equipment e.g. Fuse boxes

Class D 

Flammable metals e.g. magnesium 

Class K 

Cooking oils, fats and grease 

Match the material with the correct class of fire.

  • Fabric
    Class A
  • Petrol
    Class B
  • Electric Generator
    Class C
  • Magnesium
    Class D
  • Coconut Oil
    Class K

Types of Fire Entinguishers. This lesson will introduce you to the types of fire extinguishers currently used in industry.

Types of Fire Extinguishers


Solid materials


Solids, Flammable liquids and cooking oil and fats

Dry Powder 

All materials with the exception of 

cooking oils and fats 

Carbon Dioxide

Flammable liquids, electrical equipment, 

cooking oil and fats  

Using Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguisher Use. Learn the important steps involved in using a fire extinguisher by engaging in this lesson.

The steps involved in using a fire extinguisher. Hover over the image below to see the different steps involved in using a fire extinguisher.

Complete the activity below by ranking the steps of using a fire extinguisher in the correct order.

  • Pull the Pin
  • Aim at the fire
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Sweep the extinguisher from side to side