Portable fire extinguishers must be installed in all workplaces regardless of whether other fire protection measures are present. As an early response to a developing fire, the successful performance of a fire extinguisher depends on appropriate placement, proper maintenance, and trained users.
There are different types of extinguishers, each designed to extinguish a specific class of fire. They are selected according to the potential fire hazard, the construction and occupancy of the building, and the asset to be protected. It is important to have the right type of extinguisher to fight the fire risk for different areas of your premise to avoid potentially damaging the asset or equipment you are trying to protect and to minimise the chances of exacerbating the fire itself.
Class A & F
Class A & B
Class A,B & E
Class B & E
Wood, paper, cloth, plastics, rubber, coal, carbon based compounds etc.
Petrol, oil, paint, thinners, kerosene, alcohol, etc.
L.P.G., Butane, Acetylene, Hydrogen, natural gas and Methane etc.
Magnesium, aluminium, sodium or potassium etc.
Computers, switchboards, power-boards, etc.
Cooking oils and fats usually found in industrial kitchens etc.
Fire Hose Reels
Fire Hose Reels provide a reasonably accessible and controlled supply of water to combat a potential Class A fire risk. All Fire Boars Fire Hose Reels comply to Australian Standard AS/NZS1221.
Various types of Fire Hose Reels are available to meet specific needs. With a standard fully extended length of 36 metres, Fire Hoses are designed to deliver a minimum of 0.33 litres of water per second.
A control nozzle attached to the end of the hose enables the operator to control the direction and flow of water to the fire.
Fire hoses are required to be maintained with a service every 6 months. A fire hose can be installed either indoors or outdoors and is used to carry fire retardants (such as water or foam) in high pressure to extinguish a fire. Fire Boar supplies both hoses, reels and nozzles for fire hose outlets and we are able to regularly service and maintain them along with all your portable fire protection devices.
Fire Blankets are ideal for settings where small Class F fires are a risk such as in kitchens or wherever oils or fats are exposed to potential ignition. They can also be used if a person’s clothing has caught fire.
A Fire Blanket cuts off a fire’s supply of oxygen, smothering it either permanently or until more effective fire-fighting equipment can be employed.
As with any emergency situation, you should alert others to the fire, evacuate the area and have someone contact the fire department in case the fire cannot be extinguished. You should also ensure that you have an escape route – the fire should not be between you and the exit.
Open the fire blanket and hold it in front of you to shield your body, hands and face from the fire. Cover the burning material completely, ensuring there are no gaps for oxygen to reach the fire. Shut off any gas or other fuel supply involved in the fire, and contact the fire department if you have not done so already. Leave the blanket in place for at least 30 minutes to allow the oil or fat to cool.
Always read the instructions for your Fire Blanket before use.
Note: Fire Blankets are not designed for re-use! It is essential that you dispose of your Fire Blanket once it has been employed.
Fire Boar supplies Fire Blankets, that are all manufactured to comply with AS/NZS 3504.
Fire Hydrants are used to supply water to QFES (Queensland Fire and Emergency Service) if they are fighting a fire on your site.
Australian regulations typically only require fire hydrants to be installed in buildings where there is insufficient coverage from the street fire hydrants or where the building area is greater than 500 square meters.
Fire Boar offers a range of parts and services. We provide competitive prices in the line of six monthly, yearly and five yearly flow testing & servicing of your hydrants & hydrant booster systems. This is when the booster system is required to be overhauled and the most hydraulically disadvantaged fire hydrants have their water supply readings taken. All work is in accordance with AS1851 section 4.