Fire Extinguishers

Our Fire Extinguishers

We are experts in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial fire extinguishing supplies. A family owned and operated company serving Newcastle and the Hunter region since 1969.

We also supply Canvas Fire Hoses, Extinguisher, Hose Reel Protective Cabinets, Fire Blankets and Smoke Detectors. Contact Us for a free, no obligation quote.

Fire Extinguisher Selection and Utility

Fire extinguishers generally are designed for one or more classes. Commonly available are A (water), BC (carbon dioxide), and ABC (dry powder).

The Australian markings are:

WaterSolid RedRed with a blue band
FoamSolid BlueSolid Blue
PowderRed with a white bandRed with a white band
Carbon DioxideRed with a black bandRed with a black band
Vapourising LiquidRed with a yellow bandRed with a yellow band
HalonSolid yellowNo Longer Available
Wet ChemicalSolid oatmealRed with an oatmeal band

A fire extinguisher may emit a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical.

Type Size Suitability(Class)
Water 9lt A
Foam 4.5lt & 9lt A or B
Dry Chemical Powder 1kg to 9kg A, B and E
Wet Chemical 3.4lt & 7lt F and A
Carbon Dioxide 2Kg to 5Kg B and E
Mobile N / A Where substantial extinguishing agent is required
Fire extinguishers -Class AOrdinary CombustiblesWood & Paper
Fire extinguishers -Class BFlammable LiquidsPaint & Petrol
Fire extinguishers -Class CFlammable GasesLPG & Natural Gas

Fire extinguishers -

Class D

Combustible MetalsMagnesium & Lithium based metals
Fire extinguishers -Class EFire Involving Live Electrical EquipmentComputers & Toasters
Fire extinguishers -Class FOil & FatsVegetable oils & animal fats