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United Fire offers convenient options for you to contact us during our normal hours:
When are you open?
Monday thru Friday, 8:00a.m to 5:00p.m.
Where are you located?
Main Office: 335 N. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Branch Office: 125 West Gemini Suite E7, Tempe, AZ 85283
Do you have after-hours services?
Yes. Around-the-clock (on a per hour basis)
Do you refill fire extinguishers?
Absolutely! We refill them every day. A routine on-the-spot refill
takes about 15-20 minutes. Naturally, there are some exceptions
and many extinguishers on the market are not refillable.
How should I use a fire extinguisher?
Remember this easy code:
P - Pull the pin
A - Aim at the base of the fire
S - Squeeze the lever
S - Sweep the powder from left to right.
Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep!
What kind of chemical is in a fire extinguisher?
Different types have different chemicals. ABC Dry Chemical is the most common multi-purpose fire extinguisher. These are the ratings:
A-Type: (Ordinary Combustibles): wood, paper, cloth, and trash
B-Type: (Flammable Liquids); gasoline, oil and paint
C-Type: (Safe for Use on Energized Electrical Fires)
Can be used without danger of shock or electrocution
D-Type: (Combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium
and powdered aluminum)
K-Type: (Cooking media such as oils and fats)
What are the different types of fire extinguishers?
- ABC Dry Chemical
- BC Dry Chemical
- Water Chemical (Class K)
- Water Mist
- Cleanguard (FE36)
- Pressure Water
What kind of maintenance is needed on my fire extinguisher?
As with all life-saving devices, a fire extinguisher should be properly maintained. National Fire Code requires the following for most types of extinguishers: annual inspection, refill and service every 6 years, refill and hydro test every 12 years.
Why do I need to service my fire equipment?
It is required to properly maintain the fire equipment per NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) As a customer you want your fire equipment in good condition so that when it is called upon it will work.
Hydro testing and CO2 tanks
What is a hydro test?
A hydrostatic (or hydro) test includes a detailed visual inspection of the interior and exterior of your cylinder. The cylinder is also water-pressure tested to 5/3 of the rated pressure - thus ensuring its integrity.
How long does a hydro test take?
Due to the nature of the hydro test, it generally takes 3-5 business days. Next-day service is available at an additional charge.
What kind of tanks do you fill?
United Fire fills C02, ABC, BC, breathing air, SCOTT, MSA tanks, nitrogen, Halon, clean agents, Intergen, FE36, Water Chemical (Class K), FFFP Foam, Water Mist, AFFF, Purple K, Pressure Water and Class D.
Do you refill CO2 tanks?Yes, we refill CO2 fire extinguishers and cylinders at our
What kind of services do you perform?
United Fire provides multiple services for our customers. As you already know, we service fire extinguishers, and we hydro test almost any kind of tank. We service MSA breathing apparatus,
Do you service emergency and exit lighting?
Of course. Please feel free to call us at any time to schedule services or ask questions.
What type of alarm do you service?
United Fire services alarms that are hooked up to a fire suppression system. i.e. Clean Agent (FM200®, Inergen®, Co2)
Do you rebuild fire pumps?
Our truck maintenance department does repair Monday thru Friday 7:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Repair financing is available upon request.
Do you sell turnout gear?
United Fire sells many types of turnout gear for fire departments all over the state. United Fire specializes in LION Gear.