Types of Fire extinguishers available in the market

Fire extinguishers are one of the most important things that you need to buy for your home and office when it comes to safety. It is not always easy to have a clear understanding about the what Fire extinguishers, you should buy for your home or office so make sure you read this carefully to get a very clear idea about what Fire extinguishers you should get for yourself. It is also important that you get the fire extinguisher of the right size so that you don’t end up buying less amount and keep your work area or home in danger or buy a big cylinder and end up wasting your money.


Today we will be talking about the type of Fire extinguishers which are available in the global market. Here we have listed down all the 8 types of fire extinguishers which are available in the market.


  • Wet Chemical
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Dry Powder Specialist
  • Dry Powder- Standard
  • Foam
  • Water Spray
  • Water Mist
  • Water


None of the fire extinguishers work on all types of fire. Today we will be talking in detail about the fire extinguisher which is one of the cheapest in the market and also very effective that is water extinguishers.


Water extinguishers


The water extinguishers are one of the most popular extinguishers available in the market. The label color for this fire extinguisher is generally red in nature. These water extinguishers are generally used to control the fire from paper and cardboard, fabrics and textiles and wood and coal.


This fire extinguisher is generally not recommended to be used on fire which is are electrically ignited. This is also not a good option to stop kitchen fire. Water extinguisher cannot be used in flammable gas or liquid fire.


Foam extinguisher


Foam extinguisher is one of the things which is very popular now. This kind of fire extinguishers is generally used in homes and offices. The label color for this firs extinguisher is cream. This is used for all types of fire which include paper and cardboard, fabric and textiles, wood and coal and also flammable liquid like petrol and paint. These fire extinguishers cannot be used in case of a kitchen fire or any kind of electrical equipment or other flammable metals


Foam extinguishers are preferred by a lot of people because during a fire the place gets heated up and using a foam fire extinguisher definitely helps in cooling the place down. On burning liquids, the help of the foam is putting down the fire in a short period of time. These are the most common fire extinguisher which is found in warehouses, residential properties, hospitals, schools, and offices.


If you are planning to buy a fire extinguisher, then the first thing you need to ask yourself is what kind of fire are you vulnerable to. Once you have answered the question simply select the fire extinguisher depending on it and keep it in a place which is easily accessible to everyone. Make sure you don’t end up spending extra money on buying a bigger fire extinguisher which you will not need.