(805) 461-0915 (805)462-0915 (fax)

A portable fire extinguisher is the first line of defense in the event of a fire.  It is the responsibility of business owners and property owners to make sure that all fire equipment on-site is properly maintained and dependable including portable fire extinguishers.  A malfunctioning piece of equipment can turn into a catastrophic situation resulting in massive loss of property or worse, loss of life.   In the event of such an incident insurance companies will request records showing that you have diligently performed your annual maintenance requirements.  By hiring Scott O’Brien Fire & Safety Co you can rest assured that you are meeting your obligations.


Scott O’Brien Fire & Safety Company is a fully licensed and insured fire equipment provider and service company.  Our expert technicians will come to your location to perform any annual maintenance services you are required and insure that your portable extinguishers are in proper working order.   All services are performed per the most current codes and regulations.


Scott O’Brien Fire & Safety Company is an authorized distributor of Amerex and Buckeye Fire Equipment which only provide professional-grade fire extinguishers.  We are also able to acquire other professional grade brands including Ansul and Badger.

Common Fire Hazards:

Office Buildings, Apartments, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Hospitals & Warehouses


Consumers should know that there 5 are different kinds of fire extinguishers available in a range of sizes and used for different purposes.

Do you know the difference?

Water Type

For use on solids such as wood, paper, textiles, etc.

Should NOT be used on: Flammable Liquids or Live Electrical equipment.

Dry Powder

This is the most common type used for business & residential purposes:

For use on solids such as wood, paper, textiles, etc.  AND for Flammable Liquids.

Should NOT be used on:  Live Electrical Equipment or Aircraft.


For use on solids such as wood, paper, Textiles and for Flammable Liquids or cooking oils.

Should NOT be used on:  Live Electrical Equipment.


For use on Flammable Liquids, Live Electrical Equipment, or cooking oils.

Should NOT be used in CONFINED spaces.

Wet Chemical

For use on Wood, paper, textiles, or Cooking Oil Fires

These extinguishers are mostly used in professional restaurant kitchens.

Do you have a Specialty Area such as an electrical room or computer server room?  Perhaps you have special medical equipment that needs protection?  We can help you with that as well as we can provide equipment that features a clean agent that is electrically non-conductive, eco-friendly and has very low toxicity.   

Specialty Areas include:  Computer Rooms, Laboratories, Museums, Art Galleries, Data/Document Storage Areas.

Not Sure what you need? 

Our experienced technicians can advise you to the types of hazards your business has and recommend the appropriate extinguisher for you.  We specialize is helping new businesses meet all the proper requirements so contact us for a quote today.