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Fire Extinguishers

Water Extinguishers - Foam Extinguishers - Dry Chemical Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. A fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire. Fire extinguishers are divided into handheld and cart-mounted, also called wheeled extinguishers. Handheld extinguishers weigh from 0.5 to 14 kilograms (1 to 30 pounds), and are easily portable by hand. Cart-mounted units typically weigh 23+ kilograms (50+ pounds) and are most commonly found at construction sites, airport runways, heliports, as well as docks and marinas.

Fire extinguisher cabinets as well as fire extinguisher stands are used to house fire extinguishers in buildings. Fire extinguisher cabinets must be robust, long lasting and are easy to find in the event of a fire or emergency.

Fire extinguisher trailers and trailer mounted fire extinguishers are designed for fire fighting in high risk areas such as industrial and petroleum complexes and in areas of limited fire truck accessibility, such as rural areas, hotels and beach resorts. Fire Fighting Trailers are mobile fire fighting stations designed mostly for private fire brigades or departments.

Mobile fire extinguishers are fire extinguishers mounted onto trolleys for transportation. Mobile fire extinguishers are bigger than portable fire extinguishers so are fitted onto trolleys to be deployed at the scene of a fire. Mobile fire extinguishers are used at petrol service stations and on building sites where more extinguishant is needed.  

Portable fire extinguishers are the most common type of fire extinguisher. They are hand held, portable and used in most commercial buildings to extinguish small fires in emergency situations. Portable fire extinguishers contain various types of fire fighting agents including water, foam, dry chemical powder, carbon dioxide and other gases.