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Fire Extinguishers

Beacon Fire & Security are now certified in the installation and maintenance of fire extinguishers

It is now a legal requirement to have all fire extinguishers tested at least once a year.

There are various types of fires;

  • Class A - Solids like paper or wood;
  • Class B - Flammable liquids like petrol;
  • Class C - Flammable gases like butane or propane;
  • Class D - Combustable metals for example magnesium;
  • Class E - Fires involving electrical apparatus;
  • Class F - Fires involving cooking material like olive oil.
There are different fire extinguishers for different fires:
  • Water fire extinguishers are most common and cheapest but they can only be used for class A fires. These are coded red;
  • Foam fire extinguishers are more versatile because you can use them on class A and B fires. These are coded cream;
  • Dry Powder fire extinguishers are often called ‘multi-purpose’ fire extinguishers. Although they are best for Class B fires, they can be used on all A, B and C fires. These are coded Blue;
  • CO2 fires are ideal for class F fires, but they have no post fire security so the fire could re-ignite. These are coded Black;
  • Halon fire extinguishers are used for class D fires but they are now illegal except the police and military. They are Green;
Here are some helpful videos: