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  1. Caravan & Motorhome Fire Safety: Australian Guide

    Going camping with your Caravan? Are you prepared for a Fire?

    A fire can happen anywhere, especially in the Australian Bush, and it’s important to always be prepared for what you would do if you had one in your Caravan, Motorhome or Camping Ground.

    It is mandatory* and a legal requirement in Australia to have at least one fire extinguisher in your Caravan or Motorhome. Of course, having the right safety equipment to protect your caravan against fire, such as a fire extinguisher is essential to protect your passengers, vehicle and camping ground.

    Fire risks for caravans and motorhomes?

    • Indoor cooking fires:

      Cooking in your caravan or motorhome kitchen is usually the main cause of fire.

    • Camp fires:

      Going on an adventure with your caravan or motorhome takes you to the country side and the outback, and nothing beats a camp fire under the southern stars. This comes with a fire risk that should be quickly managed.

    • Bush fires:

      Unfortunately bush fires are more and more common t

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  2. Fire Extinguisher Ratings in Australia – all you need to know

    Fire extinguisher Rating 3A:40B:EIn Australia, the letters and numbers represent the type and size of fire that an extinguisher can handle, formulating its rating. You should have the right fire extinguisher ratings for your home or business premises, or you may not meet current regulations.

    Below is a detailed overview of what the letters and numbers on a fire extinguisher mean and what they indicate about its efficiency against certain types of fires.

    3 A 40 B E
    Rating tested to a specific size of a wood fire Fire type: combustible materials such as wood, paper, and fabric Rating tested to a specific fuel load of a flammable liquid fire Fire type: flammable liquids such as petrol, turpentine or paint Fire type: electrical equipment such as appliances, computers, phones

    Letters classification: types of fire

    In Australia, there are six classes or types of fire: A, B, C, D, E, and F.

    • A fires rating: combustible materials such as wood, paper, and fabric.
    • B fires rating: flammable liquids such as petrol, turpentine or paint
    • C fires
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  3. 4WD Fire Safety: Australian Guide

    Going in the bush with your 4WD? Are you prepared for a Fire?

    A fire can happen anywhere, especially in the Australian Bush, and it’s important to always be prepared for what you would do if you had one in your 4x4 or Camping Ground.

    There are no mandatory or legal requirements in Australia to have fire extinguishers in your 4WD (except for motorhomes and caravans*). But of course, having the right safety equipment to protect your 4wd against fire, such as a fire extinguisher is essential to protect your camping ground, passengers and vehicle.

    Fire risks for 4WDs in the bush?

    • Camp fires:

      Going on an adventure with your 4x4 takes you to the country side and the outback, and nothing beats a camp fire under the southern stars. This comes with a fire risk that should be quickly managed.

    • Bush fires:

      Unfortunately bush fires are more and more common those days; either b

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  4. Class D Fire extinguisher: Australian guide

    Class D Fire Extinguisher Australian GuideIn Australia, Class D fire extinguishers are used on combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, sodium, etc., which require an extinguishing medium that does not react with the burning metal. Here’s a guide on how to identify them, how they work and when to use them safely:

    Class D f

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  5. How to install your fire extinguisher?

    When installing your fire extinguisher, you need to be informed and understand how to install extinguishers in accordance with Australian Standards AS2444

    How to install a Fire Extinguisher?

    If your fire extinguishers

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  6. Electric Vehicle Fire Safety Explained - all you need to know

    Are Electric Vehicles Fire Safe?

    Best Electric Vehicle Fire Extinguisher AustraliaIn short: Yes,

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  7. Car Fire Safety: Australian Guide

    Are you prepared for a Car Fire ?

    A fire can happen anywhere, anytime and it’s important to always be prepared for what you would do if you had one in your Car.

    There are no mandatory or legal requirements in Australia to have fire extinguishers i

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  8. Foam Fire extinguisher: Australian guide

    Foam Fire Extinguisher Australian GuideFoam Fire Extinguishers are most commonly used to fight Class A fires (flammable solids), and class B fires (flammable liquid) in Australia. Also known as a AFFF

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  9. Short Term Rental Fire Safety Explained | Is your AIRBnB fire safe?

    Is your holiday rental accommodation fire safe?

    Renting your property via Airbnb, booking.com, Stayz or any other online holiday rental platform is easy and effective, but it comes with some fire safety risks as well.

    A fire can happen anywhere and it’s important to always be prepared f

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  10. Water Fire extinguisher: Australian guide

    Water Fire Extinguisher Australian GuideIn Australia, Water Class A extinguishers are one of the most common fire extinguishers on the market. Water is a very cost effective solution and has zero impact on the environment. Here’s a guide on how to identify them, how they work and when to use them safely:

    Water fire extinguisher

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