FAQ | Fire Extinguishers
Warning: A fire extinguisher should only be used to tackle a small fire. If the fire has taken hold of a room, exit immediately closing the door behind you. Warn others and evacuate the building. Call 999. Do not re-enter.
Question: What does the ABC stand for on a dry powder fire extinguisher?
ABC relates to the types of fires that a fire extinguisher is manufactured to combat against. Please see table below
|Class||Type||Description||Water||AFFF Foam||CO2||ABC Dry Powder||Wet Chemical|
|A||Solid Combustibles||Paper, wood, textiles & fabrics||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|B||Flammable Liquid||Petrol, diesel, spirits, paint||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|C||Flammable Gases||Methane, butane||Yes|
|D||Metals||Special Powder Only|
|F||Cooking oils & fats||Yes|
Question: Where should I store my fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguishers should be stored on every level of the home and in areas like the kitchen and garage. Store them in accessible places or mount them on the wall for easy access in the event of any emergency. Our Moyne Roberts Fire Extinguishers should be stored in temperatures of between -30o to+60o Celsius.
Question: How do you use a fire extinguisher correctly?
Use the PASS technique to help you remember in the event of an emergency.
|Step 1||Assess the fire|
|Step 2||Make sure you have an escape route.|
|Step 3||Keep safe distance (6-8 feet away from fire)|
|PULL||Pull the pin at the top to break the tamper seal.|
|AIM||Aim the nossle at the base of the fire.|
|SQUEEZE||Squeeze to discharge|
|SWEEP||Sweep the nozzle side to side continuing to aim at the base of the fire|