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   
  Electrical Equipment        Yes  Yes   
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) 
Step 4 PASS
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