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Water: This extinguisher is red in colour, holds nine litres of water under pressure and is to be used in the upright position. It is suitable for Class A fires such as paper, wood, textiles. This extinguisher has limited effectiveness for Class B and Class C fires and is dangerous if used on electrical fires or cooking oils and fats.

Foam: This extinguisher is red in colour with a blue band, holds nine litres of water under pressure with an Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) additive and is to be used in the upright position. This extinguisher is primarily used on Class A & Class B fires and is dangerous if used for electrical fires.

Wet Chemical: This extinguisher is red in colour with an oatmeal band. It contains an agent which reacts with the burning cooking oil or fat of Class F fires to form a blanket effect across the surface. This cuts off the supply of oxygen helping to extinguish the fire. An appropriate sized fire blanket can also be used following the use of the wet chemical extinguisher. This extinguisher is dangerous if used on electrical fires

Carbon Dioxide (CO2): This extinguisher is red in colour with a black band and is suitable for Class E fires with limited effectiveness on Class A, Class B & Class F fires.

Dry Chemical (ABE): This extinguisher is red in colour with a white band, holds a bi-carbonate based powder. It is suitable for Class A, Class B, Class C and Class E fires. Not considered effective on Class F fires.


Portable extinguishers come in a range of sizes and rating. Fire extinguishers should be selected and installed in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standards AS2444 & the Building Code of Australia.

Fire extinguishers, along with fire hose reels are used as the "first attack" equipment in the very early stages of a fire and can be used by building owners, occupiers, tenants and the fire brigade. The correct training and instruction on the use of fire extinguishers should be applied in order to act and operate in a safe and effective manner.

Fire extinguishers should be inspected and maintained in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standards AS1851

REMAC Fire Safety can supply and install the correct quantity and type of fire extinguishers in your building in accordance with the Standards and provide the ongoing maintenance and certification.

Never put yourself at risk to extinguisher a fire.