Suburban Oxygen Supply

We have been supplying the WNY area physicians, dentists, vet. hospitals, fire companies, ambulance companies, industry and private homes with compressed gases, fire extinguishers, first-aid supplies and safety equipment since 1962.We provide full servicing, sales and repairs


There are two basic types of smoke alarms available: the ionization type and the photoelectric type. The ionization alarm reacts faster to open flaming fires and is usually the least expensive, whereas the photoelectric one reacts faster to smoldering fires.


Fires can be unpredictable at times, so it is vital to always have an escape plan in the case of a fire. Before you try to contain the fire with a fire extinguisher, assess whether it can potentially block your exit. If the fire does have that potential, get out before the fire can block the exit.


Maintaining your fire extinguisher is an important aspect of fire health and safety regulations. Check your gauge at least every month to make sure the extinguisher remains pressurized. If the gauge reads ‘empty’ it is not pressurized and needs to be replaced.


If you have fire sprinklers installed in your building, it’s important to remember that the fire chief may require them to be inspected. If you aren’t sure when your last inspection was performed, we’re happy to come out and take care of it for you right away.


For most people, a fire extinguisher is something you want to buy and forget until the time you need it. However, it is highly recommended by manufacturers to have your extinguisher inspected and serviced at least once a year.


Do you use a portable heater in your office? Be sure to give it ample space in the room it is being used for. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away, including paper, wood, blankets, or clothing.


It's important to take fire safety seriously. Not only is the safety of your family important, but you'll be teaching an important lesson to your children, who can then pass along the same concern and caution when they have a family.


People have been fighting fires throughout time, but the first patent for a fire extinguisher didn’t come until 1723. The ceiling design ironically used gunpowder that would explode and then spread a fire-extinguishing liquid across the room.


It’s crucial that you and your family have sufficient warning in case of a fire. Exposure to the gases that are emitted from the fire can actually impair thinking and slow down a person’s reaction time.


Fire extinguishers are both color-coded and given different letters to indicate their purpose. For example, a Class A extinguisher is designed for normal combustibles, such as paper, wood, and rubber, while a Class B model is designed for all types of flammable liquids.


The leading causes of house fires in 2011 were electrical issues, food left on a stove, and cigarettes or matches. It's almost impossible to eliminate every possibility that a fire could hit, making it more important that you be prepared to minimize the effects of fires as much as possible.


According to historians, the first fire extinguisher on record was patented in 1723 in England by a well-known chemist named Ambrose Godfrey. This model relied on a system of fuses and gunpowder, which exploded and released a liquid to battle a fire.


Did you know that residential sprinkler systems are required for new construction in some parts of the country? Add a tremendous element of fire safety to your home with a sprinkler system.


The following safety guidelines for using your fire extinguisher are provided by the fire department. Only use your extinguisher after making sure: All residents of the home have evacuated, the fire department has been notified, and there is a clear exit behind the person using the extinguisher.


When it comes to fire safety equipment, it’s something you may never have to use. Of course, in a fire anywhere in your home or office, it’s best to always error on the side of caution.


From 2005-2009, nearly two-thirds of the deaths in home fires were in homes that didn’t have functional smoke alarms. Be sure that your alarms are connected to a working power source.


Common causes of home fires at night include discarded cigarettes, sparks from fireplaces without spark screens or glass doors, and heating appliances left too close to furniture or other combustible materials.


A fire extinguisher is a good tool for containing a fire, but some people may be surprised by how short they last. Most fire extinguishers only contain enough pressure and fluid or powder to be used for about ten seconds. This can be even shorter if the extinguisher hasn’t been serviced recently.


Are you concerned that fire extinguishers alone aren’t will not be able to do enough in a fire? Let’s discuss whether installing fire sprinklers is right for your business.


Water is one of the most commonly used extinguishing agents for Type A fires (involving paper, wood, or other combustibles). Air pressurized water extinguishers (APWs) are filled about two-thirds of the way with ordinary water and then pressurized with air.


Fire experts say the biggest extinguishers are best for the garage, while the five-pound model is a good idea for critical areas inside your home, such as the kitchen or laundry room. There are also two-pound extinguishers that you can keep in your car.


You may have the best extinguisher with frequent checks, but sometimes a fire is just too big. No matter the quality of your fire extinguisher, you should get out safely and call 911 if a fire becomes too big to contain.


Dry chemical extinguishers come in a variety of types and are generally suitable for all classes of fires. These devices are filled with foam or powder and then pressurized with nitrogen.


The presence of automatic sprinklers in homes reduced the death rate by 83 percent and lowered the amount of property damage by 69 percent, according to a study by the National Fire Protection Association.


When choosing fire extinguishers, it's a good idea to find a model that handles the three most common types of fires. You'll see Class A-B-C on these fire extinguishers, which means the extinguisher will be good battling a Class C electrical fire, a Class B flammable liquid fire, or Class A ordinary combustible blaze.


There are three different classes of fire extinguishers based on the materials involved in the fire: one for common flammables like wood or paper, one for liquids such as oil or gasoline, and one for electrical fires.


The ultimate test for smoke alarms is their ability to wake you when you are asleep. This generally means that the nearest alarm to the bedroom can be no farther away than in the next room with the intervening door open.


Emergency exit signs and emergency lights are an essential health and safety aspect of every business. It is very important that they are in full working order, are clearly visible and are not hindered in any way by furniture or decor.


Portable fire places in your home can create a great atmosphere, but remember that you’re putting an open flame in your home. Don’t keep them burning unattended, and be sure to extinguish the flame before you leave the room.


So how many fire extinguishers do you need for your home? The general rule is that there should be one on each floor, particularly in areas such as the kitchen, basement, and workshop.


Dry chemical fire extinguishers put out fires by coating the fuel with a thin layer of fire retardant powder, which separates the fuel from the oxygen. The powder will also work to interrupt the chemical reaction.


Fire safety is extremely important in homes with elderly or disable people living there. Sleeping in a bedroom on the ground floor of a home can help in making sure everyone can get out in case of an emergency.


When fighting a fire, the flames are not the only aspect that you should be aware of. In fact, 7 out of 10 fire related deaths are from smoke inhalation rather than from burns. If there is an over-abundance of smoke in the room, play it safe and evacuate and call 911.


Do you have an evacuation plan in case of a fire? Practice an escape plan from every office within your building. Caution everyone to stay low to the floor when escaping from fire, and never to open doors that are hot to the touch.


If you’re in a rural area, it may take longer for the fire department to respond to an emergency, making it even more important to be prepared. Having proper fire safety equipment and a plan in place is vital.


Fire safety doesn’t just include having a plan for when there is a fire. It’s also about preventing fires in the first place. Be sure to monitor burning candles and keep your dryer vents clean!


A fire extinguisher’s rating incorporates the different classes on offer and measures the unit’s firefighting capability. The higher the numbers, the more firefighting power the extinguisher has. For example, an extinguisher rated 3-A:40-B:C is approximately three times more powerful against class A fires than an extinguisher with a 1-A rating.


You may think you can save the day with your home or business’s fire extinguisher, but fighting fires really should be left to the best. In the case of an emergency, your first priority should always be to get to safety and contact emergency services. Only after that should you try to contain the fire with your extinguisher.


Did you know that Class B fires involve flammable and combustible liquids, including kerosene, gasoline, and oil? The numerical rating on a Class B fire extinguisher indicates the approximate number of square feet of fire the device can extinguish.


Fire is one of the most destructive naturally occurring elements on the planet. If you’re looking for ways to help protect your family from its awesome power, we may be able to help.


Are you concerned that your equipment will get ruined when fire sprinklers go off? While water and electronics don’t usually mix, any water damage is definitely better than the alternative in a fire.


It is easy to forget the basics in a crisis. Remember the right way to use a fire extinguisher by remembering “PASS:” Pull the pin, aim at the bottom of the fire, squeeze, and sweep back and forth to extinguish a fire.


It’s critical that you never use an air pressurized water extinguisher to fight a flammable liquid fire. The water will be extremely ineffective at extinguishing this type of fire and may actually cause it to spread and get worse.


It’s important to remember to never use a water extinguisher (APW extinguisher) on grease fires, electrical fires, or Class D chemical fires. In most cases, this will only cause the flames to spread and make the fire bigger.


If your building has recently undergone a renovation, you may not know much about the current condition of your fire safety equipment. Even if it’s not time for the annual inspections, it can be a good idea to schedule an extra one.


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Bucyrus Heights, NY

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