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Fire Extinguishers

Shop the full range of fire extinguishers, fire safety equipment and extinguisher servicing apparatus here at Fire Protection Online, the leading online supplier of commercial-grade fire safety equipment. Everything you need for your property or commercial premises can be bought online through us, with next day delivery for fire safety made easy.

We stock many different types of fire extinguishers, including CO2, foam, powder and water. We also stock fire safety equipment like blankets, hoses and buckets, as well as servicing equipment to ensure you have everything you need to stay compliant and safe.

Browse the full range of fire extinguishers and accessories and purchase your equipment through us for competitive prices, excellent customer service and high quality fire safety equipment. For more information, help or guidance about which products are right for you, get in touch with a member of our team.

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Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher

Which fire extinguisher is right for your needs? Find out which fire extinguisher should be used for each fire type below.

Class A Fires (Wood, Paper, Material, Cloth, etc)

Recommended extinguishers for Class A fires include:

  • Water extinguishers (all red)
  • Water additive extinguishers (all red) - the additive and spray nozzle makes these more effective than plain water and enables them to be much smaller and lighter. Chubb Fire's own label version is called the Hydrospray
  • Foam extinguishers or AFFF foam spray as they are also known (red with cream area above label) - as with water additive, the spray nozzle and foam makes this more effective than plain water but has other fire fighting capabilities, too
  • Powder extinguishers (red with blue area above label) - large versions are more suited for outdoor or high fire-risk use, due to the mess of the powder and breathing considerations

Class B Fires (Flammable Liquids, Such as Petrol, Spirits and Diesel)

Recommended extinguishers for Class B fires include:

  • AFFF foam
  • ABC powder
  • CO2 fire extinguishers or carbon dioxide (red with black area above label)
  • Monnex powder (red with blue area above label)

Class C Fires (Flammable Gas)

For a Class C fire we recommend using a powder extinguisher - but only when the gas supply can be turned off. Otherwise, you leave the potential for an explosion of the escaping gas.

Class D Fires (Flammable Metals, Such as Magnesium, Aluminium Swarf, etc)

Recommended extinguishants for Class D fires include:

  • M28 powder
  • L2 powder
  • Other specialised powders such as Purple K

Class F Fires (Deep Fat Cooking Oil)

For a Class F fire, you should use a wet chemical fire extinguisher (red with yellow area above label) or an ABF foam fire extinguisher. No other extinguisher is appropriate, and fat fires are extremely dangerous, especially if you use the wrong type of extinguisher.

Fires Involving Electrical Equipment (the UK Has No 'Class E')

Recommended extinguishants include:

  • CO2 (carbon dioxide)
  • FE36 gas - available in automatic only in the UK
  • ABC powder

Homeowners should also take special care when buying fire extinguishers to pick a type that is able to deal with most fires likely to start around the home.

In addition to the extinguishers mentioned above, you can also select from our stocks of:

Please note - Special attention should be paid to ensure that all versions are ALWAYS properly fixed to the wall or mounted on special fire extinguisher stands. They should never be used as door stops.

Monthly checks should be carried out to make sure they are being stored appropriately and these inspections need to be recorded in a Fire Log Book. An annual maintenance service (or more if necessary) to BS 5306 part 3 should also be performed by a BAFE-approved technician.

All Fire Protection Online's extinguishers have been manufactured to the highest quality possible and have genuine full BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) certification, BSi Kitemark to BS EN3 and CE Mark (a legal requirement with the Pressure Equipment Directive - PED). Do not hesitate to get in touch with BAFE and BSi to check these approvals, as many cheap foreign imports claim to have them yet have no way of proving their credentials if questioned. There's no margin for error when lives are potentially at stake.

As well as having all the relevant legal certificates, you are protected by several guarantees:

  • Low Price Guarantee
  • 100-Day Free Returns Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 6 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Next Day Delivery

Over 50,000 satisfied customers - including high-profile companies such as Google, Buckingham Palace and other Royal Palaces, the BBC, Jaguar, Top Gear, most UK Fire Brigades, most UK Councils, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, the Police, McLaren Racing, Williams F1, ASDA, Sainsbury's - have used Fire Protection Online and we sell more fire extinguishers online than anyone else.

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Fire extinguishers can save lives in the workplace or at home - so get protected without delay.