Fire Extinguisher

An important tool in Life Safety Protection.

The Portable Fire Extinguisher

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 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 office, or industrial workplace.

Know Your Type: Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher Class A

Class A: For use with ordinary materials like cloth, wood, and paper - often found in homes and businesses.

Fire Extinguisher Class B

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

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

Class D: For use with flammable metals - often found in factories.

Fire Extinguisher Class K Icon

Class K: For use with vegetable oils, animal oils, and fats in cooking appliances - often found in commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses).

Fire Extinguisher Classes per the NFPA

Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

Optimum Fire and Security specializes in Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of fire protections per NFPA standards to ensure compliance with rigorous safety regulations, mitigate potential risks, and uphold the highest standards of fire prevention and protection for their clients.

Fire Protection

Optimum Fire and Security focuses on Fire Protection installations, inspections, and maintenance according to NFPA standards, ensuring meticulous adherence and superior safety measures to safeguard clients’ assets and properties from potential fire risks.

Fire Alarm

Optimum Fire and Security focuses on Fire Alarm installations, inspections, and maintenance in strict adherence to NFPA regulations, delivering meticulous attention to detail and proactive measures to ensure clients’ fire alarm systems function optimally and provide reliable protection at all times.

Find Us

Optimum Fire & Security
2622 New Village Way
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 444-4800


North Carolina
Burglar Alarm: 2641-CSA
Fire Alarm: SP.FA/LV.31173

South Carolina
Burglar Alarm: BAC13717
Fire Alarm: FAC.13717

Fire Alarm: LVV406920
Low Voltage: LVU406920

Electrical Contractors License: EF20001760

Fire Alarm: 0002704

Fire Alarm: 2360

FAS: 2705182198