A foam fire extinguisher is quite a common extinguisher type and can be used effectively against class A and B fires. These extinguishers are particularly proficient against class B fires as its aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) can effectively smother flammable liquids such as petrol, oil, fats, etc and prevent them from re-igniting by cutting off the oxygen supply. As a result, foam extinguishers are great to have on site for a number of properties. These include warehouses, factories and garages, just to name a few.
If you would like to find out about the different ways that foam fire extinguishers can be used, please read on.
Depending on the type of fire that you are dealing with, a foam extinguisher can be used in different ways. If you are combating flammable liquids then it is important that you do not spray the foam at the fire directly as this could cause the fire to spread. Instead, you should aim the hose at a vertical surface near the fire so that foam falls onto it.
If the fire has started due to a flammable solid then you can aim at the base of the fire and spray across the burning area.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post, we hope that you now have a greater understanding on how to use a foam fire extinguisher. Should you wish for one of these extinguishers to be installed in your property, please feel free to contact us today at Fire Protection Services (FPS). We can then visit your site and provide you with a free, no obligation quote. We look forward to speaking with and hopefully being of service to you.