Fire Extinguishers & Hose Reels

A fire extinguisher is a hand held first attack firefighting appliance used to extinguish or control small fires, often in crisis conditions. They can be used by property owners, residents, occupants and the fire brigade. All staff and personnel should be proficient in the safe and effective use of fire extinguishers as there are several different types and what they can or cannot be used on varies dramatically. If the incorrect Extinguisher is used on a specific type of fire this could result in serious injury or death.

Strategic Fire Solutions not only installs, services and maintains your Fire Extinguishers we ensure they are placed in safe conspicuous locations so you can have peace of mind that the right equipment is there for you to use if and when it is needed.

Types of Fires

  • Class A: COMBUSTIBLE SOLIDS (Example: Wood, Paper and Rubbish)
  • Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (Example: Petrol, Engine Oils and Kerosene)
  • Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES (Example Propane, Butane and Methane)
  • Class D: METALS (Example Aluminium and Magnesium) – Please contact us if required
  • Class E: ELECTRICAL (Switchboards and all Electrical Appliances)
  • Class F: COOKING OILS (Example: Deep Fryers)

Types of Fire Extinguishers

Water Extinguihser

Water Extinguisher (No ID Band) – For use on A Class Fires only.

ABE Extinguisher

ABE Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher (White ID Band) – For use on A, B, C and E Class Fires.

Co2 Extinguisher

Co2 Extinguisher (Black ID Band) – For use on E Class Fires. Has Limited use on A and B Class Fires.

AFFF Extinguihser

AFFF (Foam) Extinguisher (Blue ID Band) – For use on A and B Class Fires and has limited use on F Class Fires

Wet Chem Extinguisher

Wet Chemical Extinguisher (Oatmeal ID Band) – Fore use on A and F Class Fires

Your service agreement generally covers the standard annual routine maintenance schedules as per AS 1851-2012:

6 Monthly Annually

Routine services over and above your normal annual routine inspections are the following:

3 Yearly (Aggressive Environment) 5 Yearly (Pressure Testing)

These tests are discussed at the time they are due and separately quoted accordingly. If your building is due for any of these tests, please contact us to arrange a site meeting to discuss.

Hose Reels

Along with fire extinguishers hose reels are used as a “first attack” appliance used during the early stages of a fire and can be used by building owners, occupiers, tenants and the fire brigade. All staff and personnel should be trained in the safe and effective use of fire hose reels. Fire hose reels are located at strategic places in buildings to provide easy access and a controlled supply of fire retardant (such as water or foam) to extinguish a fire.

Strategic Fire Solutions can install, inspect and maintain you hose reels to ensure they are in proper working order. We also inspect the area on an annual basis to confirm there have been no new hazards or factors which may pose additional risk to your staff or property.

Hose Reels comply to  AS/NZS1221

Your service agreement generally covers the standard annual routine maintenance schedules as per AS 1851-2012:

6 Monthly Annually

General Safe Use of Fire Hose Reel
1. Call 000
2. Alert others
3. DO NOT use on electrical fires!
4. Ensure the fire hose reel, is turned on before heading to the fire.
5. Check the water is available at the nozzle. Ensure the nozzle or jet is in the closed position
6. Pull on the hose, the reel should unwind as it feeds out the hose
7. Turn the nozzle on aim the water at the base of the fire.

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Strategic Fire Solutions Fire Extinguishers & Hose Reels Services

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