Fire Extinguisher

The Portable Fire Extinguisher:
An Important Tool in Life Safety Protection

A fire extinguisher can be your first line of defense in a hazardous situation. While notification of your local fire department as soon as a fire is discovered is highly recommended, many fires are small at the point of origin and can be extinguished by a portable fire extinguisher. The proper use and maintenance of fire extinguishers is an important fire protection practice for residential, commercial, government, and industrial places. Optimum Fire & Security experts are trained and certified in the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 10 standards for portable fire extinguishers and can advise you on the proper use, type, and operation in your home, office, or industrial workplace.

Know Your Type: Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher

There are five primary types, or classes, of portable fire extinguishers. Each is designed to put out different kinds of fires. The illustration below shows these classes and their common areas of use. There are also multi-purpose fire extinguishers that may be labeled “B-C” or “A-B-C” carried in most home improvement stores.

Fire Extinguisher Class A
For use with ordinary materials like cloth, wood and paper - often found in homes and businesses.
Fire Extinguisher Class B
For use with combustible and flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, oil and oil-based paints - often found in homes and businesses.
Fire Extinguisher Class C
For use with electrical equipment like appliances, tools, or other equipment that is plugged in - often found in homes and businesses.
Fire Extinguisher Class D
For use with flammable metals - often found in factories.
Fire Extinguisher Class K
For use with vegetable oils, animal oils and fats in cooking appliances - often found in commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses).


Sales, Service, and Inspection of Portable Fire Extinguishers

Commercial Fire Protection by Optimum Fire and Security

Optimum Fire & Security professionals are factory trained and NFPA 10 Certified Fire Protections Specialists (CFPS). For over 120 years Badger Fire Protection has provided solutions to commercial and industrial fire protection needs. Badger products comply with local codes and are approved or listed by the National Fire Protection Association, Underwriters Laboratory, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the United States Coast Guard.

We also provide sales, service and inspection of all fire extinguisher brands and manufacturers. Contact us today to discuss your fire extinguisher needs.

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