Wet chemical fire extinguishers are one of the less well-known extinguisher types.
Summary: The wet chemical fire extinguisher is the only fire extinguisher recommended for use with cooking oil fires and are essential safety kit for professional kitchens in Ireland.
Also known as: ‘Class F’ fire extinguishers or ‘Class ABF’ fire extinguishers – some versions only
The wet chemical fire extinguisher uses: The fires that involve cooking oils /fats, such as lard, olive oil, butter and vegetable oil (‘class F’ fires). The Fires that involve flammable solids, such as paper, wood, and textiles (‘class A’ fires). Some wet chemical fire extinguishers are also cleared for use on class B fires – the fires that involve flammable liquids, such as petrol, diesel, and paint. Check the label and ask your fire safety expert before using wet chemical extinguishers on any type of fire.