A portable fire extinguisher or fire blanket is used primarily in emergency situations, to extinguish or control small fires and thereby enable safe escape by staff or prevent smaller fires turning into large-scale incidents.
We offer supply and installation of fire extinguishers and fire blankets, and additionally offer ongoing maintenance services for extinguishers to ensure their continued safe operation. All RJ Stearn fire extinguishers bear the BSI Kitemark, and are provided in combinations best suited to the requirements of the building they are installed to.
Water extinguishers are the cheapest and most widely used fire extinguishers, suitable for Class A fires affecting solids such as wood, paper, fabric and plastic.
Foam (AFFF) Extinguishers
Foam extinguishers are more versatile than water extinguishers and can be used for Class A and Class B fires, rendering them suitable for fires affecting solids such as wood, paper, fabric and plastic and flammable liquids such as oil, petrol and paraffin.
ABC Powder Extinguishers
ABC Powder extinguishers, also called “multi-purpose extinguishers,” are suitable for Class A, B and C fires, and are suitable for fires involving solids, flammable liquids and flammable gases such as methane, butane and propane. These extinguishers are ideal for vehicle protection.
Wet Chemical Extinguishers
Wet chemical extinguishers are generally utilised as specialist extinguishers for Class F fires involving cooking oils and fats, though they can also be utilised for Class A fires.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) extinguishers are non-toxic and leave no residue, making them ideal for use on machinery and electrical equipment. These are also suitable for Class B flammable liquid fires.
Fire blankets are ideal for use in kitchens and staff break areas, where there is a risk of a cooking fire breaking out. Fire blankets are used to quickly and safely smother the fire and remove oxygen, thereby extinguishing the flames without residue being left in the surrounding area.