Why do I need to have my fire extinguisher certified annually?
To ensure that it will function properly when needed.
What type of fire extinguisher do I need?
For most applications a 5 lb. dry chemical ABC extinguisher with rating of 2A10BC or greater. However a larger or different type may be required based on special hazards located in your building.
How many fire extinguishers do I need?
This will depend on the size and layout of the building and what types of hazards are contained in the building.
I tested the fire extinguisher to see if it works and the gauge is now red. What should I do?
You should have the extinguisher serviced by our company. After the extinguisher has been activated the extinguishing agents prevents the valve stem from sealing completely and the remaining pressure may leak. This will prevent the extinguisher from properly working.
Even if my fire extinguishers are inspected annually do I need to inspect my extinguishers monthly?
Yes, you are required to visually inspect your extinguisher every month.
Do I need to have a sign above my fire extinguisher?
Yes, this will increase the visibility of your fire extinguisher in case of a fire.
Does my fire extinguisher need to be mounted?
Yes, all fire extinguishers in service need to be mounted on an approved bracket, unless they are in a cabinet.