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Our expert technicians, many of whom have served as first responders, are committed to keeping your people and your property safe through reliable and comprehensive fire extinguisher services.

Following the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 10) fire extinguisher inspection requirements, we’ll ensure you’re prepared for your next fire inspection or fire emergency.

Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspections

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6-Year Fire Extinguisher Servicing

12-Year Fire Extinguisher Services

Be Prepared for a Fire Inspection with Our Fire Extinguisher Services

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Annual Fire Extinguisher

Stay in compliance with your local Fire Inspector or AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) and the NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Extinguishers through inspections and tagging.

During the annual inspection we will:

  • Confirm the extinguisher is visible, unobstructed, and in its designated place.
  • Confirm the extinguisher is full.
  • Verify the fire extinguisher is properly pressurized and that the gauge is working properly.
  • Perform a fire extinguisher visual inspection to check for defects that may make the extinguisher inoperable.
  • Tag the extinguisher once it passes inspection.
  • Place a red tag on it if it doesn’t pass the inspection and notify you of the deficiency right away. Then we’ll provide a solution to bring it into compliance.
  • Provide a detailed inspection record and keep a digital copy on file.
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Monthly Fire Extinguisher

We’ll help you comply with NFPA 10 Portable Extinguisher industry standards that require a monthly fire extinguisher visual inspection.

During the monthly inspection we will:

  • Conduct a visual inspection to check for defects.
  • Confirm that fire extinguishers are in place and properly pressurized.
  • Ensure the extinguisher is not blocked.
  • Visually check the tamper seal and make sure it hasn’t been damaged.
  • Verify the inspection tag and sign the back.
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Fire Extinguisher New Sales

Our safety experts will ensure you have the right commercial fire extinguishers for your safety needs.

At Mid-South Safety Services, we:

  • Ship across the U.S.
  • Are a distributor of high-quality brands like Amerex and Badger.
  • Offer Class ABC dry chemical, Class K, wet chemical, water, water mist, Halotron, CO2, Class D, Purple K, high flow, wheeled extinguishers, and CleanGuard options.
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6-Year Fire Extinguisher Servicing and Maintenance

We provide 6-year maintenance to keep you in compliance with fire extinguisher inspection requirements.

During the 6-year fire extinguisher servicing, we do the following:

Visual Inspection

The fire extinguisher is first inspected visually for any visible signs of damage, corrosion, or leakage. Any issues found during the visual inspection are noted and addressed accordingly.


The extinguisher is then discharged to empty the cylinder so an internal inspection can be performed.

Internal Inspection

After the discharge, the fire extinguisher is disassembled, and the internal components are inspected for damage, corrosion, or wear and tear. If any components are found to be damaged, they are replaced.


The extinguisher is then refilled with the appropriate extinguishing agent, and then pressurized with nitrogen.


Once the inspection, testing, and recharging are complete, the extinguisher is reassembled, and all parts are securely fastened.

Tagging and Documentation

Finally, a new maintenance tag is attached to the extinguisher, documenting the date of the 6-year maintenance, as well as any repairs or replacements made during the process. This documentation serves as proof of compliance with regulations and helps to ensure that the extinguisher is ready for use in case of a fire emergency.

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12-Year Fire Extinguisher Services

At the 12-year mark, fire extinguishers must be either replaced or undergo a hydrostatic test to stay in use.

Fire extinguisher hydrostatic testing often costs as much as replacing the old device with a new one. We always work to ensure that you’re getting the best value for your money, so we generally don’t recommend fire extinguisher hydrostatic testing, but we are able to perform that testing if that’s your preference.

When you purchase new fire extinguishers from us, we’re happy to dispose of your old fire extinguishers responsibly.

  • Fire extinguisher components are disassembled and recycled.
  • The extinguishing agent is removed from the device and disposed of according to responsible Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

Wondering what a fire extinguisher inspection costs?

Contact us today and we’ll give you a free estimate.

Did You Know

You should choose different types of fire extinguishers for different types of fires.


There are four classes of fire extinguishers, all designed for certain purposes:


Class A: paper, wood, cloth, and trash fires


Class B: gasoline, solvent, and paint fires


Class C: electrical fires


Class D: metallic substances such as sodium, titanium, zirconium, or magnesium


Class K: cooking grease and oil fires that burn at higher temperatures

You might see ABC fire extinguishers which serve three classes of fire. However, they would not be considered the best fire extinguishers for a commercial kitchen application. In that case, you need a Class K extinguisher.

If you need help choosing the right kind of commercial fire extinguisher, we can help. We sell all of the major manufacturers of fire extinguishers and can ship anywhere in the U.S.

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Get a free estimate.

Contact us and we’ll provide you with a free estimate for inspecting and servicing your fire safety systems.


We inspect and repair.

Our trained professionals will inspect, certify, and, if needed, repair your emergency lighting and fire extinguishers.


Stay safe & compliant.

Rest easy knowing your people will stay safe in an emergency, and you will stay compliant with fire code.

Helping Clients Stay Safe and Compliant

“Mid-South Safety Services is a company I would rely on for any issue. They are reliable and professional about the task at hand. Thank you for assisting us with our compliance issues. I will be contacting MSSS again in the future.”

Tyrone Downing

“Mid-South Saftey Services has provided annual testing and maintenance of our emergency lighting systems at our North MS Facilities for several years. They are always very friendly, responsive, and quick to respond when we need them. With all we have on our plate it’s good to know our emergency lighting systems are promptly and effectively taken care of.”

Stanley Sanders

“Mid-South Emergency Lighting is a well-run company with Tyler at the helm. He has completely turned the business around in a positive direction since he purchased it and they have become a needed asset for real estate owners and managers in our market.”

Tony Gattas
JLL, Inc.

“I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the great service that Mid-South Safety Services has provided us over the years. We congratulate you on your success and wish you and your team all the best.”

Doug Durden
Mallory Alexander

Get Answers to Your Fire Extinguisher Questions.

How often do fire extinguishers need to be inspected?

Fire extinguishers are required by NFPA 10 (National Fire Protection Association) to be inspected once a month. The annual inspection is more robust and is required to be done by a licensed professional. Both the extinguisher firm and the technician must have a license to do the annual inspection and place a certification tag on it.

What is an ABC fire extinguisher?

An ABC fire extinguisher is a type of portable fire extinguisher that is designed to handle 3 different classes of fires. The “ABC” designation refers to the types of fires it can effectively extinguish.

  • Class A Fires: These fires involve common combustible materials such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, and certain plastics. Class A fires are extinguished by cooling the material and removing the heat source.
  • Class B Fires: These fires involve flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, grease, solvents, and certain gases. Class B fires are extinguished by inhibiting the chemical reaction of the fuel and suppressing the flames.
  • Class C Fires: These fires involve energized electrical equipment, such as electrical panels, motors, appliances, and wiring. Class C fires are extinguished by shutting off the electrical power supply and smothering the flames.

ABC fire extinguishers typically use a dry chemical agent as the extinguishing agent. The most common dry chemical agent used is monoammonium phosphate, which is a yellow powder. This powder is effective in suppressing and extinguishing fires by forming a barrier that separates the fuel from the oxygen, thus preventing the fire from reigniting.

ABC fire extinguishers are versatile and widely used in homes, offices, commercial buildings, and vehicles because they can handle a variety of fire types. It’s important to note that while ABC fire extinguishers are effective for most common fires, they may not be suitable for certain specialized situations, such as fires involving cooking oils (Class K fires) or combustible metals (Class D fires). For those specific hazards, specialized extinguishers are required.

Can you explain how to use a fire extinguisher?

It’s simple! Use the PASS method:

  1. Pull the pin.
  2. Aim the hose.
  3. Squeeze the handle.
  4. Sweep side to side.

We Care About Keeping the Mid-South Safe

At Mid-South Safety Systems, we believe you should have full confidence that your emergency lights and fire extinguishers will work in an emergency. We have been providing fire & life safety services since 1976 and serve the greater Mid-South area.

As a locally owned business, we care about our community and are committed to providing high quality services with integrity. Many of our employees are first responders who bring first-hand emergency response expertise and unparalleled professionalism to every job.

Watch and learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

Compliance Simplified – We Also Offer These Services

With our comprehensive fire safety services, you’re able to simplify the management of your fire safety compliance. We’ll proactively install, inspect, and service your fire safety equipment on a schedule that works for you.

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Emergency Lighting

We inspect and service emergency lights, ensuring occupants can evacuate safely in a power outage.

Did You Know

Location matters when choosing where to place fire extinguishers in a commercial building.

When selecting a fire extinguisher for a room with electronics like a server room or a data center, a dry chemical ABC extinguisher can often cause more damage to the equipment than the fire itself.

You would want to use a clean agent extinguisher for this application. While it costs more than a dry chemical extinguisher, it will more than pay for itself with the computer equipment it saves. We’d recommend a Halotron or CleanGuard extinguisher.


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