Fire Safety

Fire Safety on Boats

Jimmy Green Marine stock fire blankets, portable fire extinguishers and Fire Safety Sticks as these are the most practical size for storage on motor or sailing or yachts.

Dry Powder extinguishers have been...

Fire Safety on Boats

Jimmy Green Marine stock fire blankets, portable fire extinguishers and Fire Safety Sticks as these are the most practical size for storage on motor or sailing or yachts.

Dry Powder extinguishers have been the normal specification on smaller yachts and sailboats as they are lighter and smaller than other water and Co2 fire extinguishers.

Recent advances in fire extinguisher technology have seen the launch of the new Fire Safety Stick which leaves no residue and has a longer discharge time.

Keep fire blankets and extinguishers within easy reach, close to exits and risk points, such as the galley and engine area.

Boat fires may be rare, but it is wise to be prepared.

Fire Extinguisher Comparison Chart
TypeABC PowderFoamCO2WaterWet ChemicalFire Safety Stick
AgentPowder

AFFF/

FFFp

CO2H2OPotassium CarbonatePotassium Nitrate based
Model1kg / 2kg2 litre2kg5kg6 litreFSS25, FSS50, FSS100,
Weight3.5kg3.5kg3.5kg5kg10kg170g (FSS25)
215g (FSS50)
365g (FSS100)
Discharge7s -11s20s12s10s50sFSS25 = 25 seconds
FSS50 = 50 seconds
FSS100 = 100 seconds
MaintenanceAnnuallyAnnuallyAnnuallyAnnuallyAnnuallyNot required
ResidueYesYesNoYesYesNo
PessurisedYesYesYesYesYesNo
Fire Classification

ABC

Electrical

A B

B

Electrical

AA FA B C F Electrical

Classifications for different sources/causes of fire

Class A - fires involving solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles.

Class B - fires involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils.

Class C - fires involving gases.

Class D - fires involving metals.

Class E - fires involving live electrical apparatus. (Technically ‘Class E’ doesn’t exist, however this is used for convenience here)

Class F - fires involving cooking oils such as in deep-fat fryers.

For more information on Fire Safety onboard visit:

http://www.boatsafetyscheme.org/stay-safe/fire-safety-for-boats/

https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/safe-boating/