The two types of red Co2 fire extinguisher we have available today are both perfect for fighting fires involving flammable liquids or near sensitive electrical equipment. We have 2kg and 5kg Co2 extinguishers in the warehouse now. Although they do essentially the same task, the larger model is best suited to garages, fuel stores and larger computer rooms; the smaller one to similar, smaller facilities. Both are a popular choice in schools.
These fire extinguishers starve fires of oxygen – but don’t cool them. This means they shouldn’t be used on fires involving burning wood or paper, which need water extinguishers or powder extinguishers. Find more help on our fire safety advice pages.