A Guide to the Foam Fire Extinguisher

In this helpful guide, we take a look at how a foam fire extinguisher works and detail all the need-to-know information about foam fire extinguishers.

When, where and how should I use a Foam Fire Extinguisher? Your questions answered.

Foam fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class A solid combustible fires (wood, paper, textiles) and class B flammable liquid fires (petrol, diesel, paint, solvents).

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Foam Fire Extinguisher

How does foam fire extinguishers work?

A foam fire extinguisher puts out fires by covering the flames with a thick blanket of foam.

What kinds of fires are foam fire extinguishers suitable for?

Foam fire extinguishers are suitable for Class A Fires, Class B Fires and Class F Fires.

How is a foam fire extinguisher identified?

You can identify foam fire extinguishers by colour on them, foam fire extinguishers should have a red body and an agent-specific colour code band covering between 5-10% of the surface relating to the extinguisher’s contents, foam fire extinguishers feature a cream label. Also can see How to Identifying Fire Extinguishers by Colour?

What sizes do foam fire extinguishers come in?

At EvolutionFire, our range of Foam Fire Extinguishers available includes 6L, 9L. See our foam fire extinguishers. Choosing your size will depend on your unique needs and risks. Larger extinguishers are more powerful and provide protection in particularly high-risk areas, but a smaller extinguisher at a lower price may be more suitable if your risk is low. Chat to us to determine which product is right for you.

How do I use foam fire extinguisher?

Foam extinguishers can be used just like any fire extinguisher. Simply follow the PASS technique: Pull the Pin. Aim it at the fire. Squeeze the handle. Sweep from side to side.

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