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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.

Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
The Cabon Dioxide (CO2) extinguisher is recommended for use in electronic environments and is suitable for Class 'E' electrical hazard fires. Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers also have limited capabilities for extinguishing small, indoor Class 'B' flammable liquid and class 'A' fires. Available in three sizes. Fire extinguisher identification and location signs are also available - click here for details.

  • For use in electronic environments
  • 2kg, 3.5kg & 5kg capacity available
  • Survey, installation & certification service available
  • For orders of 100+ please contact us for special pricing details

 

Wet Chemical Extinguishers
Wet Chemical extinguishers utilise an aqueous solution discharged in a fine spray to the surface of Class F fires.

The agent reacts with the burning oil, or fat, forming a ‘blanket' which extinguishes the flame by creating a saionifying action and changing the burning liquid into a soap like substance. Once used, as the solution is usually alkaline, it is recommended the surface be cleaned and all residue removed within a reasonable time period.

  • 7, 3.5 & 2.5 litre capacity available
  • Effective for Class 'A' & 'F' fires
  • Survey, installation & certification service available
  • For orders of 100+ please contact us for special pricing details

 

Dry Chemical Powder Extinguishers
Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguishers (DCP's) are the most widely used fire extinguishers, suitable for use on many types of fires. The compact nature of these fire extinguishers, ranging from the 0.9kg domestic model up to the 9kg industrial model, enables them to be utilised in numerous applications.

  • 0.9kg to 9kg capacity range available
  • 2kg and above fitted with flexible hoses
  • Survey, installation & certification service available
  • For orders of 100+ please contact us for special pricing details

 

Foam Extinguishers
These extinguishers contain a concentrate mixed with water, which produces foam when discharged. Foam extinguishers are effective against Class A & B fires involving paper, textiles, wood, plastics, rubber, petrol, oil and paints. The foam provides a blanket covering when utilised on flammable liquid or carbonaceous fires assisting with the exclusion of oxygen and thus reducing the ability of fuel to continue burning.

  • 9 litre hand held extinguisher
  • Effective for Class 'A' and 'B' fires
  • Survey, installation & certification service available
  • For orders of 100+ please contact us for special pricing details

 

Water Extinguishers
A very efficient and cost effective method to combat certain types of fires, the normal capacity of this type of fire extinguisher is 9 litres. Water acts to reduce the temperature of the burning fuel so it is below its ignition point.

Water extinguishers are efficient and cost effective against Class A fires involving paper, textiles, wood, plastics and rubber.

Water acts to reduce the fuel, which is burning, to below the ignition temperature. Fire extinguisher identification and location signs are also available.

  • 9 litre capacity
  • Effective for Class 'A' fires
  • Survey, installation & certification service available
  • For orders of 100+ please contact us for special pricing details

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:

Typepre-1997current
WaterSolid red
FoamSolid blueRed with a blue band
PowderRed with a white band
Carbon dioxideRed with a black band
Vapourising liquid (not halon)Red with a yellow band
HalonSolid yellow
Wet chemicalSolid oatmealRed with an oatmeal band

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

Extinguisher Type Size Suitability (Class)
Water 9lt A
Foam 4.5lt & 9lt A or B
Dry Chemical Powder 1kg to 9kg A, B & E
Wet Chemical 3.4lt & 7lt F & A
Carbon Dioxide 2Kg to 5Kg B & E
Mobile N/A  Where substantial extinguishing
agent is requied

 

  Class Fire Type Example

A

Ordinary Combustibles Wood & Paper

B

Flammable Liquids Paint & Petrol

C

Flammable Gases LPG & Natural Gas

 

D

Combustible Metals Magnesium & Lithium based metals

E

Fire Involving Live
Electrical Equipment
Computers & Toasters

F

Oil & Fats Vegetable oils & animal fats