Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user, or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire department. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.

Regular servicing and maintenance of your fire extinguishers is a legal requirement. It will also give you assurance that your fire extinguishers will work when they are needed most.

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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers

AFFF spray foam
Fire class: A&B

Ideal where both A & B class fire risks exist. AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) is particularly suited to class B fires caused by the combustion of materials that liquefy such as petrol, oils, fats, paints, etc.

  • Range of sizes from 2 to 9 litre
  • High fire ratings
  • Kite marked to BS EN3: 1996
  • ABC dry powder
    Fire class: A, B & C

    Dry powder is suitable for mixed risk fire environments and especially suitable for flammable liquids and fires involving flammable gases such as propane, methane, hydrogen, natural gas etc. Also for fires involving electrical hazards.

  • Range of sizes from 1 kg to 9 kg
  • High performance powder
  • Kite marked to BS EN3: 1996
  • Water and water spray
    Fire class: A

    Water extinguishers are suitable for class A fires caused by the combustion of solid materials, mainly of organic origin, such as: wood, paper, textiles etc. These extinguishers are available as either full jet or super-spray versions.

  • 3 litre, 6 litre and 9 litre size
  • Controlled discharge
  • Kite marked to BS EN3: 1996
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
    Fire class: B

    CO2 extinguishers are suitable for class B risks involving flammable liquids and for electrical hazards. CO2 is harmless to electrical equipment and is ideal for modern offices, electronic risks and for the protection of electrical installations.

  • 2 kg and 5 kg size
  • Aluminum body and brass valves
  • Kite marked to BS EN3: 1996
  • Wet chemical
    Fire class: F

    Class F – Wet chemical fire extinguishers, available in 2 litre, 3 litre and 6 litre sizes giving 5A/40F, 8A/75F and 13A/75F fire ratings respectively. 40F and 75F rating means the extinguishers have extinguished either a 40 litre or 75 litre test fire of cooking oils heated to their auto ignition temperature.

    Eco-friendly
    Fire class: relative to extinguisher

    Fire Safety Services supply a range of eco-friendly fire extinguishers from Europe’s leading manufacturers of portable fire extinguishers. These extinguishers offer virtually no negative environmental impacts. All new fire extinguishers supplied by Fire Safety Services are covered by a five year guarantee.