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What Are Foam Fire Extinguishers For?

Here at Simply Extinguishers we understand that knowing which fire extinguisher to use on a particular Class of fire can be confusing. That’s why all of the extinguishers available on our website have a detailed description highlighting what they should and shouldn’t be used for.

Classes of Fire:

● Class A fires - Combustible materials: flammable solids, such as wood, paper, and fabric.

● Class B fires - Flammable liquids: such as petrol, turpentine or paint.

● Class C fires - Flammable gases: e.g. butane or methane.

● Class D fires - Combustible metals: chemicals such as magnesium, aluminium or potassium.

● Class E fires - Electrical equipment: once the electrical item is removed, the class changes.

● Class F fires - Cooking oils: e.g. a chip-pan fire


What are foam fire extinguishers for? Foam Extinguishers are the right choice if you’re concerned about fires which could involve flammable liquids such as paint or petrol or combustible materials such as wood. In short, they’re perfect for Class A or Class B fires.

Which fire extinguisher types are used for each class of fire?

Please take some time to browse the different types of fire extinguishers we have available on our website. You can order them direct from us online today - we have a low-price guarantee and if you order before 2pm, we can have your Foam Extinguishers with you by the next business day.

However if you would like more information about the foam fire extinguishers or any of the other fire extinguishers we have available before you buy, please contact us on 0800 678 5645. We are here to help and we look forward to hearing from you.