Fire extinguisher supply and maintenance

The right fire extinguisher in the right place at the right time

Fire Extinguishers are a first line of defence against small fires and when used correctly prevent a fire from spreading. Midland Fire have been providing fire extinguishers, fire blankets and accessories to customers since 1999. We work with our customers to ensure the right fire extinguisher is specified and positioned so it is easily reached in the event of an emergency.

Fire extinguishers must be checked regularly to ensure that they will perform at crucial moments. Which is why we offer a full fire extinguisher maintenance and service plan to make sure your first line of defence is in good working order and compliant with the latest standards.

The full range of safety signs and fire extinguisher identification signs are available to order with your extinguisher. All signs provided are fully compliant with BS5499 part 1: 1990 which details the exact graphics that must be used.

Who do we work with?

Whether your business premises is a small office, a large industrial warehouse, school or listed building you can trust Midland Fire to provide a cost effective solution.

We focus on non-domestic installations and cover all industrial, commercial and public sectors. Services are available throughout the UK.

Types of Fire Extinguisher

Information courtesy of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

There are 4 main types of fire extinguishers:

  • Water (red)
  • CO2 (black)
  • Dry Powder (blue)
  • Foam(cream)

These have been colour-coded (in accordance with BS EN 3:1996) so that you can identify them quickly and you do not put yourself in danger by using the wrong extinguisher. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Water

This fire extinguisher is colour-coded red and can be used for Class A fires, i.e. solids only, such as wood, paper and fabrics. Not suitable for Class B liquid fires e.g. paraffin, petrol, oil fires or where electricity is involved. It works by cooling burning material.

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CO2

This fire extinguisher is colour-coded black and is ideal for fires involving electrical apparatus and Class B liquid fires. It does not cool and is not suitable for solids.

Dry Powder

This fire extinguisher is colour-coded blue and is a multi-purpose fire extinguisher that can be used on Class A, B and C fires. The fire extinguisher works by ‘knocking down’ the flames and is very effective in putting out fires.

Foam

This fire extinguisher is colour-coded cream and is more versatile than water. It can be used for both Class A and B fires, but is not recommended for fires involving electricity. This extinguisher forms a blanket or film on the surface of a burning liquid.

Wet Chemical

This specialist fire extinguisher is colour-coded yellow and is used for Class F cooking oil or fat fires only.

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Fire Blankets

Fire blankets are made of fire-resistant materials. They are particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires or for wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. Fire blankets conforming to British Standards BSEN1869: 1997 are suitable for use in the home.

The fire blanket will be marked to show whether it should be thrown away after use or used again after cleaning, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

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