What are the different types of fire extinguishers?
There are 6 types of Fire Extinguishers.
- Dry Chemical Powder
- Carbon Dioxide
- Wet Chemical
- Vaporising Liquide
What is the Australian standard for fire extinguishers?
The Australian standards for Fire Extinguishers are:
- AS 1841 (Design and performance)
- AS 1851 (Maintenance)
- AS 2444 (Installation)
Can I service my own fire extinguisher?
No, Under the Australian Standards you must be a competent person trained and skilled (Some states require Licencing EG QLD).
BUT a domestic fire extinguisher should be looked at to see if the extinguisher is still registering full and in the Green.
What are the different classes of fires?
There are 6 classes of fires.
- Class A – Ordinary combustibles
- Class B – Flammable liquids
- Class C – Flammable gases
- Class D – Combustible metals
- Class E – Electrical equipment
- Class F – Cooking oils and fats
What are the different colours of fire extinguishers?
Most extinguishers these days are completely RED in colour with the bands on the extinguisher are different colours
- White – Dry Chemical Powder
- Black -Carbon Dioxide
- Red – Water (No Band)
- Blue – Foam
- Oatmeal – Wet Chem
- Yellow – Vaporising Liquide
What is the best fire extinguisher for home use?
Dry Chemical powder and a fire blanket 1.8 x 1.2, 1 or 2Kg with hose.