Frequently Asked Questions

City Fire & Safety offers comprehensive fire safety products and services to protect your business, employees, and guests from serious fire hazards. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our services and products.

Fire Extinguishers

There are five classes of fire extinguishers, each with specific uses. Most businesses use Class A extinguishers for combustible materials like wood, cloth, paper, rubber, etc. If your business deals with flammable liquids, electrical equipment, combustible metals, or cooking oils, we offer extinguishers from other classes meant explicitly for these industries.

NFPA regulations require that professional fire extinguisher inspections occur once a year and recommend that you perform your own smaller inspections every month.

OSHA requires you to train your employees on fire extinguisher use so they can be used properly during a fire emergency.

Fire Alarms

We’re experts on a variety of alarm styles, including pull systems, smoke detectors, fire detectors, and monitoring and communication systems. We combine these elements to design a fire alarm system that meets your needs.

With proper maintenance, your fire alarms can last between 10 and 12 years. However, many businesses may choose to replace them early since older alarms tend to have more problems, and newer technology is available to make them more effective and reliable.

If your alarms are constantly beeping or chirping, there are a few common issues that may be happening:

  • The battery is dead, loose, or improperly installed.
  • The alarm cover is dirty.
  • The alarm needs a reset.
  • The alarm needs to be replaced.

Fire Sprinklers

Yes! With routine inspections and testing, we can ensure your business is safe. Our inspections include a physical check of all system parts and components, water flow and fire pump checks, and alarm and trip tests.

Sprinklers can help suppress a fire and prevent more serious damage, but an alarm is necessary to alert you to danger and give you time to escape. By the time sprinklers kick in, it may already be too difficult to exit the building.

A fire pump is essential to your fire protection system, as it supplies water to your fire sprinklers.

Fire Suppression

There are a variety of fire suppression services, including kitchen hoods, discharge-based sprinklers, and perforated pipe-delivery systems. We offer options from Argus Fire Control, Amerex, and Fike.

Kitchens use heat and fire, as well as a variety of flammable oils and liquids. With a kitchen fire suppression system, you can defuse a fire quickly in any kitchen or food truck.

City Fire & Safety does it all. We offer FM-200 systems, foam suppression, halon systems, and more to ensure that your specialty industry is protected.

why choose
city fire & safety?
American Owned

We're located in Gastonia, NC, but we ship products all over the U.S.

family operated business

We deliver big-business solutions with small-business personalization.

quality products & services

You'll receive unparalleled service and top-quality products when you partner with us.

timely delivery

We strive to deliver products on time, every time.

personalized service

You can count on us for custom solutions to suit your property's unique fire safety needs!

Economical prices

When you call us, you'll always receive honest, fair pricing.

Areas We Serve

For over 30 years, City Fire & Safety has provided top-notch service for businesses, both local and across the states.

  • We service Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
  • We sell products nationwide.