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Fire Extinguishers

Featuring fire extinguishers for multiple uses, including home and commercial applications.

Residential and Commercial Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can help save lives and property. First Alert offers fire extinguishers for your home or business, in several sizes, categories and class types, because having a fire extinguisher on hand can be the difference between minimal damage and a huge catastrophe. When fire extinguishers are readily accessible and in good working order, they can be used to help contain a small fire before it becomes out of control. We also offer fire extinguishing spray and mounting hardware and replacement mounting brackets for fire extinguishers. It is recommended that you have a fire extinguisher on every level of your home, and common spaces like the kitchen, laundry room and garage for easy access in the event of a fire.

Residential and Commercial Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can help save lives and property. First Alert offers fire extinguishers for your home or business, in several sizes, categories and class types, because having a fire extinguisher on hand can be the difference between minimal damage and a huge catastrophe. When fire extinguishers are readily accessible and in good working order, they can be used to help contain a small fire before it becomes out of control. We also offer fire extinguishing spray and mounting hardware and replacement mounting brackets for fire extinguishers. It is recommended that you have a fire extinguisher on every level of your home, and common spaces like the kitchen, laundry room and garage for easy access in the event of a fire.

Home Fire Extinguishers

When choosing the best fire extinguisher for your home, you should choose a multi-purpose extinguisher that can be used on all types of home fires. Your extinguisher should be large enough to put out a small fire, but not too heavy for you to use effectively. Extinguishers should be installed and easily accessible in your garage, kitchen, living area, laundry room, and basement – especially if that is where your furnace is located. You can purchase a home fire extinguisher for your car, garage, workshop, boat, or recreational vehicle, as well. First alert offers ABC and BC class extinguishers to best fit your needs.

Commercial Fire Extinguishers

If you’re a business looking for the best commercial fire extinguishers, First Alert has fire extinguishers that will serve your needs. We offer a variety of commercial fire extinguishers to help keep your company, employees, customers and visitors safe in the event of a fire. In a commercial setting, a heavy-duty fire extinguisher is essential for fire safety and required for any commercial building. This includes restaurants, schools, hospitals, retail establishments, and any other public building. An appropriately rated commercial fire extinguisher should be clearly visible and accessible, mounted on a wall next to an exit.

Fire Extinguisher Ratings

All fire extinguishers are rated; ratings determine the size and type of fire that the extinguisher can be used to put out. The different types of fires include ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids and electrical fires. The fire extinguisher rating indicates the type of fire it can be used to extinguish. There are three ratings categories: A, B, or C.

  • “A” type fires are primarily wood, paper and fabric
  • “B” type fires are primarily flammable liquids (such as gasoline) and oil based
  • “C” type fires are electrical in nature.

The number preceding the A, B, or C rating determines how big of a professionally set fire the extinguisher can put out. For example, a 10-B:C extinguisher would be able to handle a 25-foot square fire of either flammable liquid or electrical origin. A 5-B:C extinguisher could handle a 12.5 square foot fire of either flammable liquid or electrical origin.

Using a Fire Extinguisher

The most important thing you should know about using a fire extinguisher is to only use it on a small fire. If you believe the fire cannot be contained, don’t risk your safety or the safety of others. Evacuate immediately and call 9-1-1. If you do need to use a fire extinguisher, follow the P.A.S.S. technique: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.

Where to Buy

First Alert products can be purchased at the retailers below.