Fire extinguishers are devices containing a fire suppressant or extinguishing agent, usually pressurised to expel the contents when triggered by an operator, or an automatic release mechanism.
It is important to use the correct fire extinguisher that is appropriate for the type of substance that is burning (wood, oil, electrics, etc.) as shown by the classification below:
Class A suitable for combustible materials such as paper, wood, cardboard and most plastics.
Class B required when the fire involves flammable or combustible liquids such as petrol, kerosene, grease and oil.
Class C best suited for fires involving electrical equipment such as appliances, wiring, circuit breakers and outlets. NB: Never use water to extinguish class C fires!
Class D for fires involving chemicals and combustible metals such as magnesium, titanium, potassium and sodium.
Class F designed for fires that involve cooking oils, trans-fats or fats in cooking appliances that are typically found in restaurants.
We supply portable fire extinguishers, and permanently installed extinguishers for special suppression purposes (e.g. boats, aircraft engines, restaurant exhaust hoods or computer rooms). Capenorth Fires comprehensive range of fire extinguishers includes Blue Crane, Firemate and Safequip brands.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers
DCP Fire Extinguishers