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How to Order a Fire Extinguisher Cabinet - Checklist

There are several options when ordering a fire extinguisher cabinet. The options can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start.

Always check with your municipality to determine the quantity, size, and signage specifications first before you order a fire extinguisher cabinet.

How to Specify and Order a Fire Extinguisher Cabinet

Determine if Fire-Rated Option is Required
Check with you municipality for requirements, but also review your wall - if the cabinet is being installed in a fire rated wall you may need a fire rated cabinet to maintain the integrity of a fire wall. When specifying a Fire-Rated Cabinet make sure it is in accordance with the Warnock Hersey label.
Fire Rated Cabinets


Size of Cabinet
First determine the size of your fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers usually range from 2.5 lbs to 20 lbs. So purchase a fire cabinet according to the size of the extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

What Type of Door do you need?
There are several styles of fire cabinet doors, the most common fire cabinet doors are: Full Glass, Horizontal Duo, Vertical Duo, Solid Door, and Solid Door with Window
Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

What type of material do you need?
Steel Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Stainless Steel Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Aluminum Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Wooden Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Plastic Fire Extinguisher Cabinets


How do you want your cabinet mounted?
Look at your wall depth and your ADA requirements to determine how you want your cabinet mounted.
Trim Style and Depth: Recessed is 3/8" flat trim, Recess Trimless (install before drywall), Semi Recessed 1-1/4" 1-1/2 square edge, or 2-1/2", 3" 4" 4-1/2" Rolled Edge (4" has recessed ADAC pull). Surface-mount models have a square edge or optional rolled edge upon request.


Surface Mounted


Do you need a lock?
Many fire extinguisher cabinets offer safety locks, which make a cabinet appear to be lock and they really are locked, but in the event of an emergency the door can be pulled hard and breaks the plastic or even metal cam. This helps deter theft and vandalism and also allows for quick access to the extinguisher. More than anything this keeps honest people honest.
Fire Cabinet Locks

Do you need a sticker?
If you have a solid door style cabinet, you probably need a sticker to show the public this is a "fire extinguisher".
You may also need a sticker when you put a safety lock on the door to let patrons know that in the event of an emergency they can "pull on the door to open cabinet"




Colors - Most cabinets can be painted with optional colors. JL Cabinets come in 14 optional colors: Bronze, Gray Prime Coat, Black, Flat Black, Red Safety Yellow, Sand, AMS Beige, SC Beige, Orange, White, Silver, Gray Hammertone, White Hammertone. Click here for JL Optional Paint Colors.
Alarms - Alarms are a great option to cut down on vandalism and to also alert the public when the fire cabinet door has been opened so they can exit as soon as possible. There are strobe alarms that sound an audible warning horn and flashes strobe light when the door is opened. You can also choose from only audible alarms to sound when the door is opened. Click here for JL Optional Alarms.
Tub Colors and Materials - You can choose from a red steel tub powdered coat paint, black steel tub powdered coat paint, clear anodized aluminum tub for aluminum cabinets and stainless steel tub for stainless models. Click here for optional tub colors and materials.