FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Types of Fire Extinguisher

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Chart on Fire Type and Appropriate Fire Extinguisher to use

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Type of Fire Extinguisher

Foam

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 Suitable for use on class A solid combustible fires and class B flammable liquid fires, foam fire extinguishers create a cooling blanket effect, smothering burning materials and preventing re-ignition. Not for use on chip pan fires unless they are described specifically as class F extinguishers! 

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Water

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 Suitable for use on class A solid combustible fires (wood, paper, fabrics, coal) water fire extinguishers penetrate burning materials, creating a cooling effect and prevent re-ignition. 

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Dry Powder

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 Suitable for outdoor use on class A, B and C type fires and safe on electrical equipment. However, with exception of boiler rooms and garages, they are not used indoors any longer.

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Co2

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 CO2 fire extinguishers contain pure carbon dioxide which is a clean extinguishant, leaving no residue. Suitable for class B flammable liquid fires (petrol, oil, solvents), and recommended for use on live electrical equipment. 

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Wet Chemical

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 Wet chemical fire extinguishers tackle fat and grease fires in kitchens (Class F), for example deep fat fryer fires. In addition, some wet chemical extinguishers can tackle Class A fires (wood, paper etc) and Class B fires (eg petrol). We also stock specialist ABF foam kitchen fire extinguishers for smaller applications. 

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Water Mist

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The best solution for home owners & owners of holiday cottages or caravans. These extinguisher are safe to use & effective for almost all types of fires.

  • Proven on class A, B, C and F fires
  • Safe on electrical equipment
  • 100% non-harmful and 100% clean agent
  • Perfect for clothing fires

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