Selecting the correct type of fire extinguisher for a caravan in Australia is paramount to ensuring your safety and protecting your caravan and its occupants safe from the effect from fire.
Most modern caravans are manufactured and sold with a portable fire extinguisher which is a legal requirement set out in the "Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 44/01 – Specific Purpose Vehicle Requirements) 2006" by the federal government. This Standard states;
22.214.171.124. Fire Extinguisher
Motorhomes and ‘Caravans’ shall be provided with a fire extinguisher(s) selected and located in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 2444 - 1985 “Portable Fire Extinguishers - Selection and Location”.
Selecting the correct type of fire extinguisher for a motorhome is based on the types of fires and risks we might typically expect in this type of environment.
Every portable fire extinguisher is given a classification (class) and rating according to its ability to control and suppress a fire. For a motorhome, the obvious types of fires we might expect include fuel that include;
Every week Firewize hosts a free fire extinguisher service clinic. When you arrive for your booking a friendly member of our team will greet you and conduct the service. When we complete the service, we will mark the fire extinguisher service record, completing the service.
In accordance with Australian Standard AS 2444 - 1985 “Portable Fire Extinguishers - Selection and Location", The best type of fire extinguisher for a caravan is one that provides broad protection from a wide range of fire classifications. For this reason, we recommend a minimum 4A:40B:E dry chemical powder fire extinguisher rated for the following fire classifications;
We also recommend that people choose a fire extinguisher with a hose (instead of a nozzle) to control the direction of the flow of the extinguishing agent from the fire extinguisher.
With a discharge time of 14.3 seconds, an agent capacity of 2.4Kg and gross mass of 4.3Kg, this is by far the most popular fire extinguisher in Australia due to its combination of build quality, performance, gross weight, physical size, easy handling and use.
But that’s where the industry comparisons stops! Our research shows our industry leading 4A:40B:E extinguisher rating is unparalleled amongst its peers, making it comparable in performance to some extinguisher brands being sold at almost twice the size and gross weight.
If you're concerned about fire safety for your caravan, then we have also put together this combination kit perfect for your needs. Our caravan combo kit includes the following;
The combo kit is a great choice because in combination both products cover a wide range of fires including Class A, Class B, Class C, Class E and Class F (Cooking Oil & Fat) Fires.
Each fire extinguisher provided by Firewzie also comes free with the following FIVE essential items for every caravan and caravan owner;
The portable fire extinguisher and fire blanket in this combo kit is guaranteed against defects in materials and manufacturing workmanship for a maximum period of three years in non-aggressive environments from the manufacture date stamped on the cylinder.‡