About the Study Guide

This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Extinguishers are classified by letters and numbers. The numbers indicate the size of fire the extinguisher will put out compared to other extinguishers. For example, a 10B:C extinguisher contains more chemicals and will put out a larger fire than a 5B:C extinguisher. The letters indicate the types of fires the extinguisher will put out.

  • Class A fires are of combustible solids like wood.
  • Class B fires are of flammable liquids like gasoline or oil.
  • Class C fires are electrical fires.