Fire Safety FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Safety

How do I know if I have enough fire safety equipment on my premises?

When it comes to fire extinguishers, the industry standard is that there should be no more than 75 feet in-between extinguishers where Class “A” hazards are present, and no more than 50 feet in-between extinguishers for Class “B” hazards. Class A hazards are those defined by fires where paper, trash, wood, and other combustible materials are the primary source of fuel. Class B hazards are fires fueled by flammable or combustible liquids.

How do I know if my fire protection systems meet government and insurance standards and expectations?

Installing fire safety systems to protect your restaurant, computer room, industrial spray booth, and any other area varies on a case-to-case basis. At Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service, we offer customized solutions by inspecting the area and designing a specific fire safety solution to fit your needs. Because we work with insurance companies, adhere to government guidelines, and work with you first hand, you can rest assured that any system we install will meet and exceed these standards.

How often should I check my fire extinguishers and systems?

Just like any other piece of equipment, fire safety items should be checked routinely to confirm that they will work as designed in the midst of an emergency. We recommend performing a monthly check to make certain that fire extinguishers are in their designated places without any obstructions on your property. Furthermore, we suggest an annual check to examine the elements of your fire extinguisher or system to check that everything is in working order. At Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service, our professionals are trained to keep equipment fully functional.

What are the classes of fire?

The class of fire will determine the fire safety equipment used to keep you, your guests, and your property safe.

  • Class A fire is fueled by wood, paper, rubber, and other similar materials.
  • Class B fire is caused by flammable liquids.
  • Class C fire is one that is electrical in nature.
  • Class D fire is caused by combustible metals.
  • Class K fires occur because of combustible cooking media.

Why should I trust Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service?

We’ve proudly served small businesses, major corporations, and homeowners for their fire safety needs since 1967. Our experience and expertise makes us your one-stop-shop for fire equipment, systems, and fully customized solutions. Our team is fully licensed, and we provide the entire inventory you need. Aside from quality products, we focus on personal care and service for every client. We are a member of the National Fire Protection Association, National Association of Fire Distributors, and Construction Association of Michigan.

Who is responsible for fire system maintenance and upgrades?

Whether you own a restaurant, office, or any other business, all property owners are responsible for the maintenance of their fire safety equipment and systems. It’s the owner’s legal obligation to certify that the premises are equipped with fire safety products and that the systems abide by fire codes and legal requirements. Fortunately, with our team of professionals at your side, you can be confident that you've made the right choice for your building's fire safety.

Who can test my fire sprinkler system?

It’s important to have all your fire safety equipment tested on a regular basis. At Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service, our trained professionals are certified to test all types and brands of fire suppression and sprinkler systems.