A variety of fire extinguishers exist to subdue many different types of fires.
Fire safety and equipment training is vital for your personnel to understand how and when to use each device based on hazard type. Patriot Fire Protection can prepare your staff with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) qualified fire training classes specifically tailored to your industry and special hazard.
We’re certified to sell, service, and inspect all fire suppression equipment categories and brands including:
We supply and service all the name brands you know and trust for industrial, commercial, general business, marine, and any other usage.
We Sell Portable Fire Extinguishing Equipment & Parts
Most portable fire extinguishers are handheld cylinders that range from 2.5 to 20 lbs. Some skid or wheel-mounted models weigh up to 350 lbs. They introduce an inhibiting material/chemical that breaks the chemical chain reaction of combustion and smothers flames.
Portable extinguishers are required no matter if a location has automatic sprinklers or other fire suppression equipment.
Patriot Fire has you covered from portable hand-held units to large wheeled units. We also carry all parts needed for proper maintenance and repair such as:
Wall and vehicle brackets
Fire Extinguisher Options for Each Hazard Type
Hazard classification is crucial in deciding which fire extinguisher system is needed for your industry. NFPA guidelines also require extinguishers to be positioned within a designated travel distance according to hazard type.
Class A – fires producing ash (ex: cloth, paper, or wood)
Class B – flammable liquid or gas fires
Class C – electrical fires
Class D – burning metals
Class K – combustible cooking fires (animal/vegetable oils & fats)
Each fire-fighting agent has a rating and is designed to fight a specific hazard.
Water fire extinguishers are designed for use only on class A fires. Water is discharged in a pressurized stream and can be used at a distance of 20 feet or more.
Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers are for class B and C fires only. This pressurized, non-flammable gas cools the surface of flammable liquids and briefly displaces oxygen, starving the fire. It’s clean, non-toxic, and odorless for safe use on clothing, equipment, or valuable documents.
Dry Chemical Extinguishers
Dry chemical fire extinguishers contain pressurized nitrogen usually mixed with a powder composite. They are economical and suppress more classes of fire than other agents:
Multipurpose Dry Chemical (Class A, B, C) – a specially fluidized and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate chemical.
Regular Dry Chemical (Class B, C) – a siliconized sodium bicarbonate based dry chemical with free flowing and non-caking additives.
Purple K Dry Chemical (Class B, C) – a specially fluidized and siliconized potassium bicarbonate dry chemical; preferred by the oil, gas, chemical, and utilities industries; U.S. Coast Guard approved for marine applications.
Class D Dry Chemical (Class D) – usually a sodium chloride mixture, this agent is suitable for use on burning metal fires.
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Foam extinguishers suppress class A and B fires from combustible building materials and flammable liquids by forming a film that coats and neutralizes the fire.
Clean Gas Extinguishers
Clean agent, or halogenated gas, extinguishers are typically for use around sensitive equipment or valuables. They are odorless, colorless, and leave no chemical residue that could cause damage.
Wet Chemical Extinguishers
Wet chemical agents were developed for class K fires caused by high efficiency deep fat fryers used in commercial cooking operations. They suppress fire with a soap-like substance that forms a barrier between the flames and oxygen while also cooling the oil or grease.
Wheeled fire extinguishers protect areas with potential for large, rapidly expanding fires such as airports and oil refineries. These heavy-duty mobile units have greater extinguishing capacity than handheld models and can still be operated by one person.
Contact Us for Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service
Contact us today for complete fire extinguisher equipment sales, inspection, maintenance, and training all under one vendor. We look forward to creating an affordable fire suppression package adapted to your company.