Kingston: (876) 527-6587
Ocho Rios: (876) 481-5300
9B Constant Spring Rd
(across from Mandela Park,
beside KFC)

Choosing Fire Extinguishers

Identifying type of materials

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Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc

Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc

Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc

Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc

Class E: Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

Class F: Cooking OIL & FAT etc

Colour Coding

Prior to 1st Jan 1997, the code of practice for fire extinguishers in the UK was BS 5423, which advised the colour coding of fire extinguishers as follows:

Water - Red

Foam - Cream

Dry Powder - Blue

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - Black

Halon - Green (now 'illegal' except for a few exceptions such as the Police, Armed Services and Aircraft).

New extinguishers should conform to BS EN 3, which requires that the entire body of the extinguisher be coloured red. A zone of colour of up to 5% of the external area can be used to identify the contents using the old colour coding shown above.

Dry Chemical

Dry Chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire primarily by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle. Today's most widely used type of fire extinguisher is the multipurpose dry chemical that is effective on Class A, B, and C fires.

This agent also works by creating a barrier between the oxygen element and the fuel element on Class A fires. Ordinary dry chemical is for Class B & C fires only. It is important to use the correct extinguisher for the type of fuel! Using the incorrect agent can allow the fire to re-ignite after apparently being extinguished succesfully.

Call Us

Kingston: (876) 527-6587
Ocho Rios: (876) 481-5300

Visit Us

9B Constant Spring Rd
across from Mandela Park,
beside KFC

Cole Rd
Colegate, St. Ann,
Ocho Rios Jamaica