Fire Extinguishers

A potential fire can often be controlled before it really takes hold, if the right fire equipment is close at hand. We offer a range of fire extinguishers to suit all types and classes of fire. Our highly skilled team of engineers are there to help you with selecting the correct type of fire extinguisher for the fire hazard, we provide installation, servicing and training for all portable fire equipment.

Extinguisher Selection

Class IconName of ClassType of Fire / Fuel
Class A fires iconClass A Fires

Solid Combustibles

Fires involving solid combustible materials such as wood, textiles, straw, paper, coal, sugar etc.

Class B fires iconClass B Fires

Flammable Liquids

Fires caused by combustion of liquids or materials that liquify such as petrol, oils, fats, paints, adhesives, solvents and alcohol.

Class C fires iconClass C Fires

Flammable Gases

Fires caused by combustion of gases such as methane, propane, butane, ammonia, hydrogen, acetylene and natural gas.

Class D fires iconClass D Fires

Flammable Metals

Fires involving combustible metals such as magnesium, aluminium, sodium, lithium, and their alloys. Combustible metal fires are unique industrial fire hazards that require specific fire extinguishers.

Electrical fires iconElectrical Fires

Electrical Appliances

Fires involving electrical appliances such as computers, laptops, phone chargers, electrical heaters, televisions, consumer units etc.

Class F fires iconClass F Fires

Combustible Cooking Media

Fires involving cooking oils, butter, lard margarine etc. Hot or deep oil and grease fires, such as deep fat fryers in commercial kitchens or overheated oil pan fires in homes. Normal water-based extinguishers with large droplets would cause an ‘explosion’ of steam and carry burning oils and fats from the container. Equally, a CO2 extinguisher’s jet would carry burning oil out of the container and also would have insufficient cooling effect to stop re-ignition. Wet chemical extinguishers, on the other hand, lay a cooling foam layer on top of the burning fat/oil and react with the liquid, stopping air supply to the fire.

Extinguisher Type


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