For 25 years, our family-owned and -operated business has provided cabinets as part of our comprehensive fire protection services. We know all to well that fire extinguisher cabinets help protect your fire extinguishers from weather damage, theft, tampering, and more. When moments matter, the last thing you want to discover is that your fire extinguisher is unavailable or out of service. Positioning your fire extinguishers within fire extinguisher cabinets ensures that they are always ready when they are needed to protect lives and property.
Contact United Fire Protection at (407) 218-8348 to learn more about the fire extinguisher cabinets we offer and install for our clients in Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Types of Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
We carry many types of fire extinguisher cabinets for our clients in Florida to select from. These include:
Semi-Recessed Wall Projections – One of our most popular cabinets, semi-recessed wall projections feature clear plastic or glass windows with trims that do not extend more than 2 1/2″ from the wall. This makes them ideal for installation in corridors and other areas where minimizing protrusion is essential.
Surface Mounted Cabinets – These project 4″ or more from the wall, which means to remain ADA compliant, these must be mounted with the leading edge at or lower than 27″ from the floor. One of the advantages of these surface mounted cabinets is that they are easily visible throughout the room.
Bubble Cabinets – Bubble cabinets are ADA compliant and don’t extend more than 4″ from the wall. These cabinets are easily accessible and allow for rapid use of the fire extinguisher in an emergency.
Contact United Fire Protection at (407) 218-8348 to determine which type of cabinet we recommend for your specific needs. We’ll help you choose the cabinets that are best suited for your facility and the types of hazards you face.
Fire Extinguisher Cabinet Installation
Fire extinguisher cabinet installation isn’t as difficult as you may think. Our installation teams are masters at positioning your cabinets, so they are easily seen and accessed. We’ll make sure that everything from the fire extinguisher brackets to the fire extinguisher itself is properly installed and ready for use.
Contact United Fire Protection at (407) 218-8348 for more information about our fire extinguisher services and the ways we work to keep your central Florida property safe and secure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Are Fire Extinguisher Cabinets Necessary?
Cabinets help protect the fire extinguisher from damage and ensure that it is always ready to go. Cabinets also help protect the extinguisher from UV rays and chemical exposures that can diminish their effectiveness. This is particularly helpful when the extinguisher is placed outdoors.
Are There Regulatory Requirements to Install a Fire Extinguisher Cabinet?
OSHA and NFPA do not require storage of fire extinguishers within a fire extinguisher cabinet. However, there are regulations within some municipalities and the Americans with Disabilities Act you may need to follow. If applicable, you must ensure it’s at the proper height, does not protrude more than four inches from the wall, and more.
What Are Fire Extinguisher Cabinets Made From?
Modern fire extinguisher cabinets can be made from wood, plastic, metal, or glass. However, most newer systems incorporate plastic rather than glass to reduce injury risk when removing the extinguisher from the cabinet.
Contact United Fire Protection at (407) 218-8348 with your questions about fire extinguisher cabinets. It’s our pleasure to provide the answers that can keep your business safe from fire hazards.