First Responder Terminology-Fire Damage
There may come a time when you need to have a first responder help you become safe during an emergency situation. Here is some terminology you may hear from first responders and emergency personnel regarding a fire and what it means:
Class A fire – A fire involving combustibles such as wood, paper, and other natural materials.
Class B fire – A fire involving hydrocarbons (Petroleum and natural gas).
Class C fire – An electrical fire.
Class D fire – A fire involving metals, such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, uranium, lithium, and calcium.
Remember that if the cause the of the fire is known, they may use different techniques to put the fire out to get it out faster and causing less damage. It's important to give as much information as you know about a situation.