Get the best fire extinguishers at Repco
Whether electrical fires or flammable liquid fires we have a wide range of portable fire extinguishers
At Repco we stock a comprehensive range of fire extinguishers from Firebox and Ready to ensure you and your property remain protected when fire happens. Whether dry chemical fire extinguishers or water fire extinguishers we have the fire extinguishers to tackle any blaze.
Popular Questions Asked
How to use a fire extinguisher
Whether using a dry powder fire extinguisher or wet chemical extinguishers all fire extinguishers are relatively simple to operate in times of emergency. The following steps will enable you to quickly and accurately attempt to extinguish the fire.
- PULL... Pull the pin located at the top of the extinguisher body. This will also break the tamperproof seal.
- AIM... Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle (or its horn or hose) at the base of the fire. NOTE: Do not touch the plastic discharge horn on CO2 extinguishers, it gets very cold and may damage skin.
- SQUEEZE... Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
- SWEEP... Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Watch the area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat steps 2 - 4
What is the right fire extinguisher to be used for what class of fire?
No one type of fire extinguisher will extinguish all type of fires so certain fire extinguishers will be used for particular fire classes. There are 6 fire classes as listed below -
- Class A fires these combustible materials: caused by flammable solids, such as wood, paper, and fabric can be contained using a water fire extinguisher.
- Class B fires are a flammable liquids class made up of petrol, turpentine or paint and these need to be contained using dry chemical powder (ABE)
- Class C fires are flammable gases class: like natural gas, LPG, hydrogen, butane or methane and these cannot be contained using any fire extinguisher
- Class D fires or combustible metals class consist of chemicals such as magnesium, aluminum or potassium or lithium. As with Class C these cannot be contained using any portable fire extinguisher
- Class E fires electrical equipment class: once the electrical item is removed, the fire changes class. These fire can be tackled with a dry chemical powder extinguisher such as can be used for Class A and B fires.
- Class F fires use cooking oils or fats such as a chip-pan fire. Standard dry powder fire extinguishers (Class B & E) will have limited effectiveness and in these cases wet chemical extinguishers are more suited.
When should you replace a fire extinguisher?
A fire extinguisher from the date of manufacture must be serviced or replaced every 5 years. In accordance with the Australian standard 1851 extinguishers can be pressure tested and recharged by an approved and licensed company or a new unit can be purchased. For example, if the extinguisher is manufactured in 2019 it is due to be pressure tested and recharged or replaced in 2024.
Shop Our Range of Car Fire Extinguishers For Your Motor Vehicle
Our wide selection of fire extinguishers mean we're sure you'll find just what you need. All of our fire extinguishers comply with the standards, with inspection and maintenance tags included. Our fire extinguishers are CAMS and AASA compliant for those wishing to compete in motorsport. At Repco, our fire extinguishers are eco-friendly with different features such as rechargeable ready, lightweight or easy to carry. All of our fire extinguishers have mounting brackets included and are all designed for easy grip and handling.