A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire brigade. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.
Fire extinguishers are portable devices used to extinguish small fires or reduce their destruction before firefighters arrive at the scene. These are kept handy at places, namely fire points, in buildings, factories, public paces or transportation. The types and numbers of extinguishers legally required for an area are governed by the safety regulations in force in that particular area.
Fire is one of humankind's oldest discoveries; it's also one of our biggest threats. A fire can destroy in a matter of minutes a home or business that has taken decades to establish. That's why methods of putting out fires are so important. Many buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers, but why are there so many different kinds.
Fire extinguishers are classified by fire type. The A, B, C rating system defines the kinds of burning materials each fire extinguisher is designed to fight. The number in front of the A, B, or C indicates the rating size of fire the unit can extinguish.
The global fire extinguishers market is estimated to value $6,452.3 million in 2017 and is projected to witness a CAGR of 6.2% during 2017–2023. Growing construction activities for the development of new industrial plants, commercial centers, and housing projects, and implementation of stringent fire safety norms for public safety are two key factors driving the market growth.
It is safety equipment which comprises of a cylinder, nozzle, pressure gauge and a handle. Fire extinguishers cannot cease a large-scale fire and may require the expertise or guidance of the fire department. The global fire extinguisher market reached a value of more than US$ 4.4 Billion in 2017.