Fire Departments – What Matters Most When Buying a Fire Extinguisher

More than 1.3 million fires were reported in 2012, causing more than $12 billion dollars in property damage and costing 2,855 civilians and 64 firefighters their lives. Although the number of fires in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last 25 years, even a single fatality as a result of a fire is too many. Fortunately new firefighting equipment continues to make firefighters’ jobs easier and safer. Such products include the STOP-FYRE® clean agent fire extinguishers. Many fire departments trust STOP-FYRE® and have chosen to carry our extinguishers on their trucks.

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Benefits of STOP-FYRE® Fire Extinguishers

STOP-FYRE® fire extinguishers offer many benefits to fire departments, including:

  • Easier to use in small spaces. As you know, some spaces, such as chimneys and stairwells, can pose a problem for firefighters trying to maneuver bulky equipment. The STOP-FYRE ® fire extinguishers can get to hard to reach areas quickly and easily.
  • Less mess. The STOP-FYRE® fire extinguishers eliminate the mess that a dry chemical fire extinguishers leaves behind.
  • Drawn to fire. The chemicals in the STOP-FYRE® fire extinguishers are actually drawn to the source of the fire.
  • No monthly or annual servicing required. Unlike dry chemical fire extinguishers, the STOP-FYRE® fire extinguishers requires no regular maintenance.

Fire Department Statistics

  • 1,129,250 firefighters protected the United States in 2012. 345,950 (31%) were career firefighters and 783,300 (69%) were volunteer firefighters.
  • There are an estimated 30,100 fire departments in the United States. These fire departments have an estimated 52,650 fire stations, 66,900 pumpers, 6,900 aerial apparatus and 74,000 other suppression vehicles.
  • A fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds.


  • Why Choose STOP-FYRE®?
    • Compare fire extinguisher types and see how STOP-FYRE® is a more reliable and effective fire extinguisher.
  • Value Comparison
    • See how STOP-FYRE’s® long-term value compares to traditional dry chemical fire extinguishers.
  • FAQ
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