Foam Fire Extinguisher – Next day delivery across the UK
FIRECHIEF AFFF Foam Fire Extinguishers provide a fast, powerful means of tackling flammable liquids. We provide next day UK delivery on all our Fire Extinguishers.
Foam fire extinguishers are one of the most commonly found types of fire extinguisher in buildings across the UK.
How to identify a foam fire extinguisher (AFFF):
A CREAM coloured label will be printed on the body of the fire extinguisher stating ‘Foam’.
• The fire extinguisher should be identified as such by a large extinguisher ID sign fixed nearby.
Where should you have a foam fire extinguisher?
Events venues (e.g. concert halls, theatres, music venues, festivals)
Retail shops (e.g. clothing or gift shops)
Summary: A foam fire extinguisher is a good for general use, suitable for the majority of business premises.
How to use a foam fire extinguisher:
Flammable liquids fires:
Do NOT spray directly at the fire, this can cause sometimes result in the fire spreading to another surface nearby and make the fire worse.
• If the liquid on fire is contained, carefully point the fire extinguisher at the inside edge of the container.
• If the fire is not contained, spray, with a gentle, sweeping movement across the TOP of the fire, or against an adjacent surface.
• This will enable the foam to drop down and settle on the top of the burning liquid.
Flammable solids fires:
Aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.
• Keep the fire extinguisher moving forwards and backwards across the flames as you spray the fire.
Electrical fires (not recommended):
Treat an electric fire in the same way as flammable solids fires.
• Stand at least 1m away from the flames to spray the fire extinguisher to minimise the potential risk of electric shocks.
PROS of foam fire extinguishers
CONS of foam fire extinguishers
Non-damaging to most materials.
Potentially damaging to electrical appliances.
Generally safe to accidentally use foam fire extinguishers on electrical fires (not recommended).
Can be dangerous if used on flammable gas fires and cooking fires.