Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) fire extinguishers are appropriate when used to fight fire caused by burning substances such as wood. They are also suitable for fires involving the igniting of flammable liquids such as petrol. This is because of the nature of the foam extinguisher, as the foam inside can expand and engulf burning liquids and objects. The foam can also soak into materials that are on fire, such as fabrics. Inside a foam fire extinguisher there is a certain amount of water, which cools the fire down while the foam starves the fire of oxygen, helping to minimise its spreading action.

The main body of an AFFF foam fire extinguisher is typically red. The identification field will be cream coloured for ease of recognition.

Foam fire extinguishers are great for use in the office and home. Care should be taken when cleaning up foam discharge from the extinguisher, or the actual extinguisher’s disposal, as the foam inside is carcinogenic and has the ability to poison. Always recycle a fire extinguisher responsibly. At RES, our fire extinguisher servicing engineers can recycle your extinguisher for you so that it is disposed of in a responsible manner.

RES Fire Protection Engineers offer foam fire extinguisher services, including the following:

Fire extinguisher sales and hire

If you require a new foam fire extinguisher, we can meet your requirements. All of our fire extinguishers are produced to European Standard EN3, with a five year guarantee. We offer discounts for large quantity orders. If you’d rather hire a fire extinguisher, we can provide hire services for up to six months.

Fire extinguisher servicing

We can service portable fire extinguishers, hose reels, trolley units and fire blankets to ensure that they are suitable for use in line with current legislation and British Standards. All work undertaken is carried out by BAFE registered technicians. We also have an emergency call-out service, on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Refills for fire extinguishers

Our engineers can refill all makes and types of fire extinguishers at our premises and with our service vans, 5 days a week from 8am-5pm.

Chrome and stainless steel fittings

We offer stainless steel signage for action signs, prohibition signs and fire-fighting signs in relation to your foam fire extinguisher. We can also provide single or double stands for your extinguishers.

Foam fire extinguishers from RES

If you require foam fire extinguisher sales, hire, maintenance or repairs, RES engineers can carry out a comprehensive service to meet your business requirements. We cover the South of England including London, Berkshire, Bracknell, Windsor, Middlesex & Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & Kent, West & East Sussex, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury and the surrounding areas.

We provide practical and cost-effective fire risk assessment services and foam fire extinguishers for our clients to keep their business and staff protected in the event of a fire.