In the UK, all quality fire extinguishers capable of extinguishing class A and B fires should carry a fire rating. The fire rating of the particular extinguisher is indicated...

Examples of common fire extinguishers, the fire class they are suitable for, and the type of fires that will typically belong to a given class. Class symbols are present...

Many factors need consideration when using portable fire extinguishers on a boat such as appropriate numbers and types of fire extinguisher, the condition of the extinguisher...

The most common types of extinguishers carried for use in motor vehicles are Dry Powder and Foam Extinguishers.  For some types of vehicle it is complulsory to carry a fire extinguisher....

The information detailed below is aimed primarily at the business, commercial & public service sectors who have legal responsibilities in respect of fire safety. It does not normally apply to any equipment, etc that is purchased and used in a personal or private capacity such as in a private home, garage or car.

 

An introduction to some common types of fire extinguishers that would typically be used in environments such as the workplace, business premises, kitchens, in the home, vehicles, boats, etc.