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Are you looking for the best Fire Extinguisher supply company in Uganda?

Look no further. Riddor Safety International, being one of the Civil defence approved company in Uganda, not only supply, but also helps with the installation and maintenance of Fire Extinguishers.

We supply all major brands including NAFCO, SAFE PRO, SECUREX, SFFECO, Firex etc.

When do you need a Fire Extinguisher?

Knowing how to deal with a fire emergency is extremely important. Fire Extinguishers are a portable invaluable tool and are often the first line of defence in the fight against a small fire outbreak, hence saving lives and property.

We are one of the most trusted vendors for fire extinguishers in Uganda / East Africa undertaking supply & Maintenance.

A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations.

Types of Fire Extinguishers.

We supply all type of Fire extinguishers that contain varying substances suited to different types of fire all over Uganda. There are over 42 different types of fire extinguishers, the most common of which include; water, CO2, foam, dry powder and wet chemical extinguishers.

Water / foam extinguishers

Water and Foam fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by taking away the heat element of the fire triangle. Foam agents also separate the oxygen element from the other elements.

Water extinguishers are for Class A fires only – they should not be used on Class B or C fires. The discharge stream could spread the flammable liquid in a Class B fire or could create a shock hazard on a Class C fire.

CO2 fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish fire by taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle and also are removing the heat with a very cold discharge.

Carbon dioxide can be used on Class B & C fires. They are usually ineffective on Class A fires.

Dry Powder

Dry Powder extinguishers are similar to dry chemical except that they extinguish the fire by separating the fuel from the oxygen element or by removing the heat element of the fire triangle.

However, dry powder extinguishers are for Class A, B, C or combustible metal fires, only. They are ineffective on all other classes of fires.

How to use a fire Extinguisher

When using a Fire Extinguisher one can use the PASS method.

P – Pull the pin on the Fire Extinguisher.

A – Aim the Fire Extinguisher Hose Nozzle at the base of the fire.

S – Squeeze the handle to release the fire retardant.

S – Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.

Always make sure that you have identified an escape route in case the fire get out of control. Also, be aware of the smoke filling into the premise, if you face difficulty in breathing or seeing, evacuate immediately.

How does a fire extinguisher work?

Fire extinguisher works by directing a substance (Fire Retardants) onto the fire, which either deprives the fire of Oxygen or hinders the chemical reactions that are leading the flame.


  • 2kg Carbon Dioxide Extinguisher
  • 5kg Carbon Dioxide Extinguisher
  • 6ltr AFFF (Foam) Extinguisher
  • 9ltr AFFF (Foam) Extinguisher
  • 3ltr Wet Chemical Extinguisher
  • 6ltr Wet Chemical Extinguisher
  • 9ltr Water Extinguisher
  • 1kg Powder Extinguisher (especially suitable for smaller vehicles)
  • 2kg Powder Extinguisher (especially suitable for larger vans and small lorries)
  • 4kg Powder Extinguisher
  • 6kg Powder Extinguisher
  • 9kg Powder Extinguisher
  • 12kg Powder Extinguisher
  • 'Metal Fires' Fire Extinguishers - suitable for Class D & L2 type fires (lithium etc.)
  • Automatic Fire Extinguishers

Marine Portable Fire Extinguishers

We stock Powder, Foam and water ‘Cartridge Operated’ Portable Fire Extinguishers & refills for these units.


  • 10kg Carbon Dioxide Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 20kg Carbon Dioxide Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 50kg Carbon Dioxide Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 25kg Powder Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 50kg Powder Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 100kg Powder Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 25ltr Foam Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 50ltr Foam Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.
  • 100ltr Foam Wheeled Fire Extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher Annual Servicing (recertification)

Fire Extinguishers should be inspected and serviced on an annual basis (or more frequently if you wish) to BS5306-3 2017 and manufacturer’s guidelines.

In addition to an annual inspection / service, every few years, 5 years for powder water and foam extinguishers and every 10 years for CO2, extinguishers are required to have an extended service.

The Extended Service and spare parts associated with this work usually makes up the biggest portion of your service invoice. It’s really important to obtain the total price you are going to pay for your fire extinguisher service. Some companies are getting their feet in the door by quoting a relatively low service / inspection price and then not carrying out the Extended Service required within Safety Standards. What they are doing is classifying all those extinguishers due an Extended Service (or Test) as ‘non-conforming appliances’ and not recertifying them. They then follow up their service visit with a rather scary letter listing all the ‘non-conforming appliances’ they have found and listing the potential H&S and insurance implications of not attending to these ‘non-conforming appliances’. Within that same letter they are recommending that the ‘non-conforming appliances’ are replaced with brand new ones. There is no need to arbitrarily replace extinguishers due their Extended Service with new ones.

When you consider that some of these other companies regularly charge up to 4 and 5 times our prices for new equipment (and we have come across a company charging 10 times our prices for new EN3 and British Standard approved extinguishers) you can see that costs can rapidly mount up for the customer.

These other companies could have simply carried out the Extended Service on those ‘non-conforming appliances’ and saved their customers a fortune – that’s what we do, we carry out the Extended Service on extinguishers when they are due to per International Safety  Standards.

Our prices for carrying out the Extended Service of our customer’s extinguishers are significantly lower than the cost for us to replace them with our new extinguishers, so our customers benefit from a lower recertification cost.

We can service and recertify any manufacturer’s range of extinguishers.

Our engineers are fully qualified and third party trained & assessed to carry out this work for you. We don’t pay our engineers on commission to get through as many fire extinguishers as they can in a day, and we don’t pay them on commission to fit as many spare parts as they can get away with, or to upsell equipment. The only thing on our engineer’s mind when he attends your premises to service your extinguishers is to service them correctly to BS5306-3 2017. For these reasons our customers pay less for their fire equipment servicing compared to other fire equipment service companies out there.

Free Portable Equipment Survey

Moving premises / building on to your existing one or reviewing your current arrangements? We can help. We offer a free survey to identify your portable fire equipment requirements. We can also help with signage within your premises.

Transporting hazardous goods?

Depending on the size of your vehicle you’ll need a combination of different sizes of powder portable extinguishers:

ADR para 8.1.4 concerns fire extinguishers. The table below sets out a summary of the minimum requirements. Note that dry powder extinguishers are specified because it is known that they are suitable for tackling fires of class A (solids such as wood, paper etc.),  class B (fires involving liquids) and class C (fires involving gases).