Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Maintenance and Training
Annual 13-Point Extinguisher Service Inspections
Every year, the NFPA 10 and local jurisdictions require each portable fire extinguisher to be inspected to ensure that it is clean, pressurized, undamaged, properly located and mounted, and is appropriate for the potential hazard.
6-Year Maintenance Testing
Every six years, the fire extinguisher must be broken down and checked for damage. At the same time, the “O” ring and gaskets are replaced and the extinguisher is recharged.
Every 12 years, the fire extinguisher must be broken down and emptied. During the hydro-test, the cylinder is tested for defects. If the cylinder passes, it is recharged with new chemical and put back in service. This test is required every 5 years for CO2, Water, and K Class fire extinguishers.
Fire Extinguisher Training
It’s one thing to own a fire extinguisher—it’s another thing entirely to know how to use it! To extinguish a fire with a portable extinguisher, a person must be able to access the fire extinguisher, know how to activate the unit, and know how to apply the agent effectively—all in the span of a few seconds. Starfire Extinguisher Co. can provide comprehensive on-site training for your employees to ensure proper and safe use of your portable fire extinguishers.
Starfire Extinguisher Co. technicians are trained in every aspect of fire extinguisher and emergency lighting service. Contact us to set up an appointment today!