As a business you have a legal responsibility to have your fire fighting equipment maintained. At Nortec Fire we provide an affordable servicing solution to our customers with no hidden costs. Fire extinguishers are an integral part of the fire safety provisions within any building and, as with any product with moving parts, their components can start to degrade over time. To ensure that fire extinguishers are in good working order when they are needed, it is important that they are maintained and serviced by an component person
Nortec Fire can supply and commission all your extinguishers and we are BAFE trained to carried out to the latest British Standards.

  • Maintenance and Commissioning to BS 5306-3
  • Selection and Installation to BS 5306-8
  • Recharging to BS 5306-9  

All service contracts include

  • Free fire safety logbook
  • All basic spare parts 
  • BAFE certified engineer
  • No hidden costs or charges 
  • New service labels 
  • Maintenance certificate

Choosing the right fire extinguisher

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Classification of fires

Additional Information

When choosing which fire extinguisher you need within your premises, a fire risk assessment should be carried out to help you to identify the fire risks and  identify which extinguisher you would be required for the risk.




Class A Fire

Class A fires are fuelled by solid materials such as plastic, wood, paper, textiles and furniture. Most of these materials are organic in nature.

The best extinguishers used to tackle a class A fire are dry powder, water, foam and wet chemical extinguishers.


Class B Fire

Class B fires are fuelled by flammable liquids such as oil, paraffin or petrol.

The best extinguishers used to tackle a class B fire include CO2 gas, foam and dry powder extinguishers.


Class C Fire

Class C fires are fuelled by flammable gases such as methane, propane or butane.

The best extinguisher used to tackle a class C fire is a 'dry powder' extinguisher.


Class D Fire

Class D fires are fuelled by ignited metals such as titanium, aluminium or magnesium.

The best extinguishers used to tackle a class D fire include L2 or M28 dry powder extinguishers.


Class F Fire

Class F fires are fuelled by cooking fats or oils e.g. in a kitchen setting.

The best extinguisher used to tackle a class F fire is a 'wet chemical' extinguisher.



The fire classification system categorises fires into groups based on the fuel type involved. Each fire class is identified by a letter except electrical fires and easy identified by it's icon. This is designed to help users select the correct fire extinguisher to deal with a specific fire type.