Fires are classified according to the type of fuel present and if live electrical equipment is nearby. The classification of a fire is important, as it influences the selection and use of the correct extinguisher required to extinguish a fire. The six classes of fire are:
Firewize provides a premium range of high performance portable fire extinguishers and blankets (below) that have been carefully selected to cover most homes.
The fuel found around a home typically involves combustibles materials (Class A) such as paper, wood, cloth, plastics, etc as well as small quantities of flammable and combustible liquids (Class B) such as solvents and small engine fuel, stored in containers of up to 5 litres and live electrical equipment (Class E).
For this reason, a multi-purpose fire extinguisher with a performance rating of between 2A:20B:E (1.0Kg) and 4A:40B:E (2.5Kg), along with a fire blanket for home use is ideal.