Useful Information

Class of FireDetailsExtinguisher DescriptionExtinguisher WARNINGOther Extinguishing Agents That Can Be Used
Class AA Fire involving materials that leave an ash residue such as:

paper, wood
fabrics
rubber
plastics, etc.
Water Extinguisher
Contains 9 liters of water, stored under pressure, Jet of water approx. 6 meters.
Removes the heat from the fire
This extinguisher must not be used on or near:

electrical equipment
flammable liquids
cooking oil
A D/P, CO2 & Foam
A D/P, CO2 & Foam
Class BA Fire involving flammable liquids such as:

petrol
oils
grease
ethylated spirits, etc.
Foam Extinguisher
Contains a water and foam solution under pressure A blanket of foam seals off the flammable vapors and oxygen.
Jet of foam is approx. 5 meters.
This extinguisher must not be used on or near electrical equipment.Warning: Flashback re-ignition is possible when using a D/P or CO2 extinguisher.
Class CA Fire involving flammable gases such as:

LP Gas
hydrogen gas
natural gas
acetate, etc.
Dry chemical Powder (DP) Extinguisher
The dry chemical powder extinguishes the fire by excluding oxygen and interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire.
Period of operation dependent upon size.
Fire involving flammable gases should not be extinguished until gas can be shut off.
It may be hazardous to remain in an enclosed space when a dry chemical extinguisher is discharged.
May cause damage to sensitive or delicate equipment.
Class DA Fire involving flammable metals such as:

magnesium
sodium, etc.
Specialized Dry Chemical
A specialized dry chemical
powder is required.Generally found in laboratories
and foundries.NB: Color may vary according
to manufacturer and type of contents.
Specialist training required for this particular extinguisher.
Note: Contact your local fire service for further advice.
Class EA Fire involving electrical equipment such as:

switch boards
electric motors
televisions
computer
Dry Chemical Powder and Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Extinguishers the fire by excluding the oxygen.
These fires should always be treated as electrically ALIVE.
Isolate the power supply.
It may be hazardous to remain in an enclosed space when a CO2 extinguisher is discharged.
Note: Vaporizing liquid extinguishers can be used on Classs A & B Fires.
Class FFires involving:

cooking oil
fats, etc.
Wet Chemical Extinguisher
The wet chemical is applied like foam to seal the surface of the cooking oil.
Generally found in industrial type kitchens.
Specialist training required for this particular extinguisher.Warning: Must have appropriate rating for cooking oil & fat fires

(Rating-B:(E) Only).

A Fire Blanket can be used to extinguish the fire.

In addition, Victorian Fir Protection is a sponsor of “Melbourne Body Corporate Menagement” and has worked closely in this industry for many years. Our list of customers is varied and extensive – from small business right through to large residential and commercial buildings, including public and private organisation, and schools. (Client endorsements are available on request)