Fire Protection Equipment

Fire protection equipment is an integral part of any fire safety plan. From fire extinguishers to fire alarms, each piece of equipment plays a crucial role in keeping people safe and mitigating damage. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the key types of fire protection equipment, their applications, and popular manufacturers.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are a common sight in both homes and businesses. They are designed to combat different types of fires, known as fire classes(1).

  • Class A: Ordinary combustibles like paper or wood.
  • Class B: Flammable liquids and gases.
  • Class C: Electrical fires.
  • Class D: Metal fires.
  • Class K: Kitchen fires

There are several types of fire extinguishers, each suited to different fire classes(2). Popular manufacturers include Amerex, Kidde, and First Alert(3).

Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms

Smoke detectors and fire alarms alert individuals to fires at their earliest stages. They can be either battery-operated or hardwired, and some models also include carbon monoxide detection(4). Honeywell, Kidde, and First Alert are well-respected manufacturers in this field(5).

Fire Extinguisher Brackets and Accessories

Secure placement of fire extinguishers is crucial, and that’s where fire extinguisher brackets come in. They can be wall-mounted, designed for vehicle use, or heavy-duty for industrial environments(6). Buckeye and Kidde produce a wide range of brackets and accessories(7).

Fire Hoses

Fire hoses provide a high-pressure water source for combating larger fires. They are mainly used in commercial and industrial environments and come in various types and sizes(8). Key manufacturers include Dixon Valve, Moon American, and JGB Enterprises(9).

Fire Protective Storage

Fire protective storage solutions keep hazardous materials safe and reduce the risk of a fire spreading. This category includes safety cabinets, safety cans, oily waste cans, and cigarette butt receptacles(10). Popular brands include Justrite, Eagle, and Durham(11).


Selecting the right fire protection equipment is essential for your safety. Always consider your specific needs, consult with a fire protection professional, and opt for equipment that meets NFPA standards and local fire codes.

1.     National Fire Protection Association (2023). “Classes of Fire.”

2.     Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2023). “Fire Extinguisher Basics.”

3.     Consumer Reports (2023). “Best Fire Extinguishers of 2023.”

4.     National Fire Protection Association (2023). “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires.”

5.     Wirecutter (2023). “The Best Smoke Alarms.”

6.     Safety Compliance Company (2023). “Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher Bracket.”

7.     Grainger (2023). “Fire Extinguisher Brackets.”

8.     U.S. Fire Administration (2023). “Fire Hose.”

9.     Grainger (2023). “Fire Hoses.”

10.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2023). “Hazardous Materials Storage.”

11.  Global Industrial (2023). “Fire Safety Storage.”