Can I use Fire One extinguishers on any type of fire?
Fire One extinguishers are suitable for all types of fire including solids, liquids, gas, fats and oils and is safe to use on electrical. Fire One extinguishers are not effective on combustible metal fires such as magnesium, but most people don't encounter this type of specialised fire in their day to day life.
What size fire can I use Fire One extinguishers on?
Fire extinguishers are designed to be used in the first stages of a fire and as such are best suited for small fires. This means it is a surface fire that has not penetrated the combustable material. With that in mind you can check out the Class B fire demonstration on the Fire One TV page. You'll no doubt be impressed with its extinguishing ability.
What's the main difference between the First Response and the Adventurer?
Apart from the size and weight.. The main difference is extinguishing ability.. The Adventurer has twice the extinguishing compound as the First Response and has proven itself on fuel fires twice the size (10B vs 21B is the technical rating). A simpler way to look at it is, the First Response replaces most 1kg dry powders and The Adventurer closer to 1.5kg dry powder.. Most cars and caravans carry a 1kg.The Adventurer is very popular with the 4wd community for those going more remote, they mount it where its easy to grab and can be seen also (like above the drivers door) as it looks great also..
How long do they last for?
Discharge time for both the Adventurer and First Response is 12 seconds. As a comparison; a dry powder is usually about 8-10 seconds of continuous discharge.
How long can I keep them?
The Manufacturer recommends replacing your fire extinguishers 5 years from the date of manufacture. This is stamped on each extinguisher indicating the 'expiry date'. The current batch of extinguishers expire in December 2024.
Where do you ship to?
We will ship your purchase to anywhere in Australia.
Can I replace the extinguishers in my work place with Fire One extinguishers?
Building certifiers determine what type of extinguishers are required in commercial and public buildings. We recommend that you maintain the extinguishers as prescribed for your building by the building certifier. Your local council may be able to assist with information, plans that outline the requirements for your building.
My vessel in Regulated / in Survey can I replace the extinguishers with Fire One extinguishers.
We advise that your should maintain extinguishers as required by Regulations that are relevant to you.
Do Fire One extinguishers meet my car/ boat/ caravan/ RV/ home insurance requirements?
At Fire One we are not privy to the PDS for your insurance policy. However, we would recommend that before you buy any safety equipment your should check your policy to determine if there are any specific requirements.
Do they have Australian Standard certification?
There is no Australian Standard for portable condensed aerosol fire extinguishers. As there is no Australian Standard for they are not required to be Certified and sold with the AS mark. Confirmation of Fire One extinguishers quality and performance is achieved by various international Certifications and the Enterprise Standard.
Fire One extinguishers are subject of the following certifications
ISO9001:2015 – Quality systems and records: issued by Intertek Certificate number 111802007CE: Portable Aerosol Fire Extinguisher – Issued by AVT (1067) Certificate number: GB 1067/1863/09/ issue 1CE: Pressure Equipment Directive – Issued by HPI Verification Services (1521) Certificate number: HPiVS/ P1002-112-I-01 rev 1RINA: Extinguishing device – Rules for testing and certification of Marine Materials and Equipment Certificate number: FPE264314WS/001SGS - Heavy Metal Detection Test – Test number TSNEC1100084105CTI - Ozone Depleting Substances – Test number XAR10090227520101 –AS per US EPA 8260C:2006CTI – CO/ CO2 test report –Test Number XAR10082412261Ea – as per GB/T 10410-2008SGS – Electrical Conductivity Test – Ref SP110301524 – As per AS/ NZS 1850: 1994EPA – US Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program –Submission response. Approval to import to US as Halon alternative
Can I use Fire One extinguishers in my aircraft?
Fire One extinguishers are not yet CASA approved.
We do not recommend use of our extinguishers in flight or during occupancy of the cockpit. If discharged during occupancy the extinguisher agent introduces a risk to life through the following mechanisms.
The agent will flood the cockpit.
1). The agent will displace breathable air posing risk of respiratory distress, reduced oxygen available with potential for blackout and possible death.
2). The flooding effect will occlude vision outside of the cockpit and of internal instruments. It will not be possible to see through the agent cloud. Disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft are real possibilities, which may result in death.
For use whilst landed Fire One extinguishers will be most beneficial for aircraft on fuel or electrical fires in thier early stage.