Time-tested fire suppression solutions for the marine industry

Ships at sea present a serious challenge for fire protection, with a variety of hazard areas ranging from engine rooms to galleys to cargo spaces that have the potential for a fire to erupt. Ships contain all the elements necessary for a fire…oxygen, fuel and ignition sources. All it takes to spark a fire is an ignition source like an electrical short, a piece of overheated equipment or a hot turbocharger. The problem is compounded with the potential for a fire to occur when the vessel is far from the nearest port. The challenge is to protect the passengers and crew, prevent an environmental disaster and save a high-value marine asset.

Kidde Fire Systems is a leader in vessel fire protection — we pioneered the CO2 Suppression system for the marine industry more than 90 years ago. We provide vessel owners and operators with a range of viable options for effectively suppressing fires that may occur. Kidde Fire Systems’ solutions have been tested and approved by marine regulatory agencies throughout the world.



  • Cargo Spaces
  • Control Rooms
  • Engine Rooms
  • Galleys
  • Lube Oil Rooms
  • Machinery Spaces
  • Paint Lockers
  • Switchgear Spaces
  • Thruster Rooms


  • Cargo Ships
  • Ferries
  • Fishing Vessels
  • Military
  • Offshore Support Vessels
  • Offshore Rigs and Platforms
  • Workboats
  • Yachts

See how Kidde Fire Systems products can protect your application. The links below will take you to detailed product information on our fire protection solutions that are recommended for this industry.

Fire Notification Appliances

Marine Fire Alarm Detection and Control System

Marine Fire Suppression Systems

Portable Fire Extinguishers