Fire Extinguishers & Hose Reels

Castle Fire are leading independant experts in the supply, installation and maintenance of fire protection equipment throughout the United Kingdom.

Extinguisher ServiceWe service and supply all makes and models of fire extinguisher. We are main dealers for the extensive Amerex range. All meet the BS-EN3 British and European standards for fire extinguishers and are easy to operate and control.


We tailor a service package that exactly suits your requirements and budget. From a one-off service visit to a carefully structured service contract, Castle Fire will make sure you are always safe and up-to-date. Service and installation of fire extinguishers are carried out in accordance with BS 5306 Part 3:2009 and currently BS 5306 Part 8:2000.

Fire Extinguishers

There are five main types of fire extinguisher that can be found around the workplace. The following markings are the kind that you would expect to find on the extinguisher.

Class A Fires Class A
Class A & B Fires Class A Class B
Dry Powder
Class A, B & C Fires Class A Class B Class C
Class B & Electrical Fires Class B Electrical
Wet Chemical
Class A & F Fires Class A Class F

Each extinguisher is used to extinguish a different class of fire. On each fire extinguisher, it states which classes of fire it may be used on.

Classes of Fires

The British Standards Institution classifies fires by the type of material that it is burning.


Fire Type

Class A
Fires involving solid materials (e.g. wood, paper and textiles)
Class B
Fires involving liquids or liquifiable solids (e.g. motor oil, lubricating oil, petrol and paints)

Class C

Fires involving gases (e.g. propane and methane)
Class D
Fires involving metals (e.g. magnesium, sodium, potassium)
Fires involving electrical equipment
Class F
Fires involving fats and cooking oils.

Castle Fire will also:

Hose ReelHose Reels

We can also maintain hose reels to the relevant British Standards.


Contact Castle Fire now on (01539) 722500 or e-mail to discuss your fire extinguisher requirements.