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Fire Extinguisher Types

Fire Extinguisher Types

Extinguisher types are specified for the fire classifications that are best used on them.
So, what’s what when it comes to Fire Extinguishers?
Water

Most commonly used type of extinguisher, used on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles. NOT to be used on flammable fluids or cooking fats.

Foam

For use on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles, Class B fires such as petrol and volatile liquids such as fats and oils. NOT recommended for fires involving electricity, however, is better than using a water extinguisher.

Powder

Can be used on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles, Class B fires such as petrol, fats and oils and Class C fires – flammable gases such as methane, propane and butane.

Wet Chemical

Ideal to use on Class F’s, involving cooking oils and fats. Therefore, great for kitchens alongside a kitchen fire suppression system!

CO2

Suitable for Class B fires of flammable liquids and also electrical hazards. Ideal for all electrical risks where oils and spirits are in use.

Water Mist

Extremely versatile. Effective in extinguishing Class B (Liquid), Electrical, Class F (Fat) Fires, Class A fires (wood, paper, cloth or textiles), Class B (petrol, fats and oils), Class C (flammable gases such as methane, propane and butane), Class F (flammable cooking oils such as sunflower oil, animal fats and olive oil), and also electrical.

Do you need help with the type of extinguishers your business needs?

Therefore, get in touch, for more information on safely using the correct type of extinguisher on the right type of fire.
Call us on 0845 402 3045 or email sales@assured-ltd.co.uk

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