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Australian Fire Extinguisher Types


  • Fire extinguishers are essential safety tools designed to combat different types of fires, classified by the fuel source (fire classes). Selecting the appropriate extinguisher type for your home or business is crucial for effective fire management and safety compliance.

Classes of Fires

Types of Fire Extinguishers
Water Extinguishers
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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers
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Foam Fire Extinguishers
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Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
  • Use: Effective on Class F fires (cooking oils) and Class A fires in commercial kitchens.

  • Do Not Use: On Class B, C, D, or E fires.

  • Contents: Potassium solution.

  • Identification: All red cylinder with a yellow band.

  • Important: Smothers the fire and prevents re-ignition.

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Testing Requirements

Regular inspection and testing in accordance with AS1851 every six months is crucial to ensure that fire extinguishers are in optimal working order. This standard mandates that fire extinguishers undergo thorough checks to verify their functionality and readiness in case of an emergency. Most fire extinguishers will require pressure testing or replacement five years after their manufacture date to maintain compliance and effectiveness. Our team of certified technicians is equipped to perform these essential services, ensuring your fire safety equipment meets all Australian standards. Contact us through the link below to arrange for AS1851-compliant testing by one of our experienced professionals.​

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