4.7. Code Red = Fire

To say one's life (or the state of the nation) is a dumpster fire is too vague. What, exactly, is burning? We have to find the cause/flammable material and deal with it as is appropriate.
Class A fire: ordinary trash fire, dumpster fire. Flammable materials include bills, marked-up novel manuscripts, bureaucratic paperwork, annoying ordinary things gone wrong. Extinguish with water, monoammonium phosphate, class A extinguisher. Don't take things personally, pay the bills, sign the papers, put it behind you.

Class B fire: flammable liquids and gas fires. Drama, fighting, tantrums. Do not give histrionic people more fuel or water, which will only increase their surface area. Cover with a blanket. Class B extinguisher. Walk away and do not engage.

Class C fire: electrical fire. Sometimes the (internet, human) connection is like an addiction, and rumors, gossip and obsessions do more harm than good. Facebook Insta Snap Tweet Tinder. Unplug; cut off power source. Do not use water.

Class D: combustible metal. Dry powder will smother and absorb heat. Also, if your car is smoking, maybe it's time to evacuate, or at the very least, call the car garage.

Class K: cooking fire. Wet chemical fire extinguisher. Less multitasking reduces risk of burning food/the kitchen to the ground.

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