Fire Equipment

Information On Fire Types for Appropriate Extinguishers

Fire equipment is essential for obvious reasons.We  supply all types of Fire equipment and to have an understanding of the different types of fire is essential in know which product is suitable for you workplace or environment.. Each classification (A to F) refers to the material that is burning and any accelerant that may be involved, and in some cases only one specific fire extinguisher is appropriate. Please choose the appropriate Fire Equipment for your surroundings.

Class A

  • Materials – Solids, such as wood, paper and plastic.
  • Extinguisher(s) – Water, foam, dry powder and wet chemical units are all appropriate for a Class A fire.
  • Colour(s) – Red (water), cream (foam), blue (dry powder), yellow (wet chemical).


Class B

  • Materials – Flammable liquids, such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc.
  • Extinguisher(s) – Foam, dry powder, CO2 gas.
  • Colour(s) – Cream (foam), blue (dry powder), black (CO2 gas).


Class C

  • Materials – Flammable gases, such as propane, butane, methane etc.
  • Extinguisher(s) – Dry powder.
  • Colour(s) – Blue (dry powder).


Class D

  • Materials – Burning metals, such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc.
  • Extinguisher(s) – M28/L2 dry powder.
  • Colour(s) – Blue (M28/L2 dry powder).


Class E

  • Materials – Fires involving electrical apparatus.
  • Extinguisher(s) – Dry powder (although may leave residue that can damage electrics), CO2 gas.
  • Colour(s) – Blue (dry powder), black (CO2 gas).


Class F

  • Materials – Cooking oil, fats etc.
  • Extinguisher(s) – Wet chemical.
  • Colour(s) – Yellow (wet chemical).