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GE Fire Protection offers different fire extinguishers to all classes of business


There are five fire extinguisher colours relating to the class of fire they are designed to tackle

We offer Fire Extinguisher servicing and maintenance packages for business


Fire Extinguisher colours

There are 5 classes of fire these are listed as A, B, C, D and F. They correspond to the following:

Class A fires involve materials such as wood, fabrics paper
Class B fires involve fuels and oils
Class C fires involve gases
Class D fires involve metals
Class F fires involve cooking oils mainly in deep fat fryers.

You may see an “E” accompanied by a lightning flash icon; this is an extinguisher, typically Co2 that is safe for use on live electrical equipment although care should be taken as other extinguishers with this symbol have a limitation to the safe voltage they can be used on.

Each extinguisher is designed to operate against 1 or more of the above classes. Extinguishers come in 5 main categories. Within these categories are numerous variants and we will briefly look at these different extinguisher variants? Each category is identified by a colour code and they are as follows:


Water Fire Extinguisher

Carbon Dioxide Extinguisher

Dry Powder Extinguisher

AFF Foam Extinguisher

Wet Chemical Extinguisher


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