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Fire Extinguisher Sales

PYRO-CHEM-Hand-Portable-Group-ULHaving a fire extinguisher on hand can mean the difference between minor damage and major property destruction, injury, or even death. But not all fire extinguishers are created equal, and having the correct fire extinguisher for your needs is a crucial part of being prepared. Tampa Bay Fire Equipment, Inc., we provide an extensive selection of top of the line fire extinguishers as well as the professional expertise to help you choose the extinguisher that meets your building’s requirements.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

Fire Extinguisher Sizing

Building layouts, occupancy, and potential hazards should all factor into your consideration of what size fire extinguisher to buy. Common sizes include 2 1/2lb, 5lb, 10lb, 20lb and wheeled units. We highly recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our fire extinguisher experts, who can give you a complete assessment of your building’s needs. This will ensure your building is not only up to code, but equipped with the tools to best protect your staff, clients, and visitors.

Types of Fire Extinguisher

Class-Fires-OSHADifferent kinds of fires require different kinds of fire extinguishers to put them out. Make sure you have the right type of extinguisher for the type of fire you or your business are most likely to encounter by noting the class listed on its label. There are four classes to look out for:

  • Class A for ordinary combustibles (paper, wood, cloth, plastic)
  • Class B for flammable liquids (gasoline, oil)
  • Class C for electrical fires
  • Class D for flammable metals (magnesium, sodium, titanium)
  • Class K for cooking oils and fats

 

Using the incorrect type of extinguisher can actually exacerbate certain types of fires. For example, a water-filled extinguisher has a high likelihood of spreading a gasoline fire. It’s extremely important to know what kind of extinguisher you have and how to use it. Or, you might consider purchasing an “ABC” fire extinguisher that is suitable for multiple classes of fire.

Extinguisher Options to Suit Your Needs

We carry a wide range of fire extinguishers to address every need. Call us today to start the conversation about how we can meet your fire extinguisher requirements.

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