Which Fire Extinguisher do I need?


There are different types of fire extinguishers that are available to purchase including water, dry powder, foam, wet chemical and carbon dioxide. Each type of extinguisher is classified and identified according to the type of fire that it will put out. It is essential that the correct type of fire extinguisher is selected for the type of fire that it will need to extinguish. Always remember that staff should be trained in the safe use of fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers are pressurised containers and should always be handled with caution.


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How do fire extinguishers work?


There are two main types of fire extinguisher: Stored Pressure and Cartridge Operated. Stored Pressure fire extinguishers are fully pressurised cylinders that contain a fire fighting agent and propellant. Cartridge operated fire extinguishers are not pressurised but contain a small gas cartridge that discharges into the unit when it is activated. Most extinguishers are made from steel or aluminium.