Fires containing ordinary combustible materials, such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber, and many plastics.
Fires with flammable or combustible liquids, petroleum greases, tars, oils, oil-based paints, solvents, lacquers, alcohol, and flammable gases.
Fires that involve energized electrical equipment, such as computers, servers, motors, transformers and appliances.
Fires in combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, zirconium, sodium, lithium, and potassium.
Fires dealing with cooking appliances that involve combustible cooking media, such as vegetable or animal oils and fats.
Texas State Fire Marshal
The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office creates the ordinances regarding fire extinguishers and fire extinguisher service and installation to reduce the loss of life and property. It is part of the Texas Department of Insurance.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Need A Professional To Inspect Your Fire Extinguisher?
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I know which type of fire extinguisher I need?
There are different classes of fires, and therefore, different classes of fire extinguishers that are designed to fight those types of fires. The Firehouse Co. can help you select the correct fire extinguisher size and type needed for your business.
Should I practice using a fire extinguisher?
Sure! Practice picking one up and be familiar with how to use one. This is something we can teach a team in our fire safety training, which includes identifying fire hazards, what to do in the event of a fire, using a fire extinguisher effectively, proper evacuation procedures and best exit paths, basic fire safety and prevention, and more.
How can The Firehouse Co. help my business?
We can make the fire protection process easy! The Firehouse Co. provides on-site fire extinguisher service, inspection, maintenance, testing, and sales—everything a new or established business needs to safely comply with all fire codes. We are trained, licensed, and insured to complete work safely on-site and are committed to reputable work and ethical business practices. We’d love an opportunity to earn your business, so connect with us here for a free quote or to schedule service.