Frequently Asked Questions
We always recommend a High Capacity because there is no such thing as too much fire extinguisher. However, we do offer three sizes that are designed for different applications.
For large machinery and for vehicles, we recommend the High Capacity. Because fires are unpredictable and farm fires are prevalent, we want our customers to be prepared with the largest extinguisher.
In the home or shop, we would recommend the High Capacity and Standard. There should be multiple extinguishers in the home. We do not give a recommendation on how many extinguishers per square foot, as fire’s best ally is time, so, we recommend extinguisher quantity based on time. From every room in the house, we recommend that you can get to your fire extinguisher within six seconds for adequate protection.
The Mini was created so that ATV’s and other small motor applications could have something small and portable that can also put out fires where there is simply no room for a larger extinguisher.
Yes, unless Fire Code requires you to keep a dry chemical powder unit. In these cases, we recommend keeping dry chemical units on hand to satisfy municipal inspections, but you should still use your STOP-FYRE® units during a fire. STOP-FYRE® will save you money and help you avoid the hassle of a dry chemical powder cleanup.
AKE guarantees that if any of the fire safety equipment you have purchased from us is EVER not in working condition, we will repair or replace it with a new unit of equal or greater value. Visit our Guarantee Page for more details. All units are sold standard with a Lifetime No-Hassle Guarantee™*.
*See Guarantee Page for details on how to get a Lifetime No-Hassle Guarantee™ on your automatic units.
No. Temperature has no long-term negative effects on our extinguishers. We manufacture our extinguishers in Minnesota and have thousands of customers in very cold climates that love STOP-FYRE® because of its range of use and durability.
STOP-FYRE®’s ideal operating temperature: -40℉ to 120℉
Numerous customers have said that they have been given significant discounts and have had their refills paid for because of owning STOP-FYRE® but we cannot guarantee this for your insurance company. Contact your insurance provider to learn more.
Watch the video to learn how STOP-FYRE® performed in the field.
To understand how STOP-FYRE® works, we must first understand fire. The first thing to note about fire is that it requires three elements: oxygen, fuel, and heat. If the chemical reaction linking these elements is interrupted, the fire will be extinguished. That’s the key. That’s what we are aiming to do when we want to extinguish a fire: interrupt that chemical reaction as quickly as possible.
STOP-FYRE® puts fires out faster than other extinguishers because it affects each aspect of the “Fire Triangle”:
1. STOP-FYRE® cools the fire area,
2. STOP-FYRE® pushes away the oxygen,
3. STOP-FYRE® Interrupt the chemical reaction,
4. And, so long as it is contained, STOP-FYRE® insulates the fuel source - helping prevent reignition
They love it. In fact, many fire departments use STOP-FYRE® extinguishers! They are ideal for obstructed fires like chimney fires, and fire departments have used STOP-FYRE® to save homes, cars, and machinery. They also love the added benefit of zero required maintenance.
STOP-FYRE® is effective at extinguishing Class A, B, and C fires.
1. Class A fires are common combustibles that leave behind ash (e.g. wood, paper, rubber).
2. Class B fires are flammable liquids and gases.
3. Class C fires are electrical fires.
Class A, B, and C fires are the typical fires you might encounter in your normal day-to-day farm, home, and business operations.
The gauge measures whether there is pressure inside the canister or not. The gauge helps you know if your extinguisher should be refilled or if it’s still green (ready to use).
Note: The gauge does not indicate how much agent is in the canister nor does it indicate the condition of the agent
1. Liquified Gas - STOP-FYRE® is in this category, and is effective on A, B, and C fires.
2. Dry Chemical Powder - The most common fire extinguisher available. It contains a corrosive powder, ammonium phosphate, which can be used to extinguish class A, B and C fires.
3. Foam - Effective on various classes of fire depending upon foam type. Do not use on class C fires due to high water content.
4. Water - Effective on class A fires only. (You must add antifreeze to them in cold climates because otherwise they can freeze in the wintertime and break from the water expanding during freezing.) Do not use on class B or C fires.
5. Carbon Dioxide - Effective on class B and C fires only.
We have customers who have units they purchased from us in the late 1980s, which are still in working condition today. These units have never been serviced and they are ready for use. We offer a Lifetime No-Hassle Guarantee™ on all STOP-FYRE® units.
Yes. STOP-FYRE® is a multi-shot fire extinguisher and can be used multiple times on different fires. However, we recommend that you refill your unit after each use because you never know how big your next fire will be.
Yes. We strive to anticipate your needs, so a very durable bracket and mounting hardware are both included with each STOP-FYRE® unit.
Yes, STOP-FYRE® is a liquefied gas. See for yourself how safe it is.
We don’t warranty our product, we guarantee it. Unlike every other fire extinguisher on the market which only offers you a very wordy, limited warranty, our guarantee is very simple and straightforward:
“AKE guarantees that if any of the fire safety equipment we manufacture is EVER not in working condition, we will repair or replace it with a new unit of equal or greater value.” All handheld units are sold standard with a Lifetime No-Hassle Guarantee™.
Visit our Guarantee Page for more details.
No, STOP-FYRE® does not freeze. According to Boyle’s Law, temperature does affect pressure and volume, so the pressure indicator on the gauge will change based upon temperature. This is true of all extinguishers. Dry chemical extinguishers and all pressurized canisters are affected the same way by temperature extremes.
When the temperature is lower, the pressure will also be lower and a more condensed volume of STOP-FYRE® will spray out. For best results, store STOP-FYRE® above freezing, but STOP-FYRE® is effective at a range of use spanning -40° to +120° Fahrenheit.