Where can I purchase a fire extinguisher and what type should I purchase?
Many fire extinguisher manufacturers have models listed for various household uses. Many of these fire extinguishers are advertised as "kitchen", "garage" or multipurpose use extinguishers. Look for extinguishers that carry the Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) listing. Most commonly available home fire extinguishers are suitable for household use.

The extinguisher should have a rating in letters, such as "ABC" or "BC". The letters represent the type of fire that the extinguisher is intended to extinguish. "A" is for common household items such as wood or paper. "B" is for flammable liquids, such as oil. "C" is for electrical fires including many household appliances. These letters may be accompanied by numbers such as "2A; 10BC". The numbers represent the amount of fire that the device is intended to extinguish. Thus, the higher the number the more fire it may put out.

Most extinguishers advertised for household use are acceptable and are readily available. Fire extinguishers can typically be purchased at most hardware and/or home improvement retailers and other general merchandise stores and shopping warehouses.

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1. Where is my neighborhood fire station?
2. Is York County a paid or volunteer fire and rescue department?
3. Why does a fire engine come to my house when I call for an ambulance?
4. Do I need a burn permit and how do I get one?
5. How and where can I get a fire extinguisher refilled (recharged)?
6. My insurance company is requesting information such as, the distance from my house to the closest fire station and if it is staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days a week?
7. Does York County offer fire extinguisher training courses?
8. Where can I purchase a fire extinguisher and what type should I purchase?
9. How can I arrange for the Fire and Life Safety Educator to come to my school?