Which of these safety procedures should be followed when dealing with electrical fires? Pick two.
A) Use water or foam to the base of the fire
B) Remove the power source, if possible
C) Supply as much oxygen as possible to an electrical fire
D) Use dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, or FM-200
E) Drive in your car and turn on the radio
The answer: B) Remove the power source, if possible and D) Use dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, or FM-200
An electrical fire should not be approached with wet agents such as water or foam, and instead an extinguisher with dry chemicals would be a better choice. You should disable any power sources and limit the access of oxygen to any fire.
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