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Frequently Asked Questions

How to select the correct fire extinguisher?

Where should fire extinguishers be placed?

How often should fire extinguiishers be inspected?

When do fire extinguishers require maintenance?

FAQ: Fire Extinguisher MaintenanceThere are two manufactured classes of fire extinguishers: Rechargable and Non-Rechargable.

Rechargable Fire Extinguishers must be recharged every 6 years or as needed according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10 Standards. Rechargable extinguishers normally range from mid-sized portable units to the larger wheeled models. You can identify a rechargable fire extinguisher by its gauge which indicates "Recharge / Charged / Overcharged". If the gauge needle is placed in the Recharge or Overcharged area, please bring your fire extinguisher into Firewatch for maintenance. As long as routine inspections are performed the service life-of a fire extinguisher can be extended for an indeterminate number of years.

Non-rechargable Fire Extinguishers according to the (NFPA) Standards have a maximum lifecycle of 12 years. These extinguishers are normally smaller in size, and are typically placed in RV campers, cars and home kitchens. You can identify a non-rechargable fire extinguisher by its gauge which reads "full/empty". A disposable fire extinguisher should be removed from service when either the needle on the gauge indicates Empty, Discard/Replace, or once 12 years from the time of installment has passed - which ever comes first. Maintenance for non-rechargable fire extinguishers is simply replacement.

Which is more cost effective, recharging or purchasing a new fire extinguisher?

What is the proper way to dispose of a fire extinguisher?

Placement
Places where fire extinguishers need to be available for safety.

Buildings

Commercial buildings are required by law to have fire extinguishers. Residential buildings like a home or cabin are not legally required to have fire extinguishers however it is strongly recommended. Read more...

Transportation

Commercial, Public and Personal vehicles including airplanes, trains, boats, buses, cars, trucks, heavy equipment, RVs and trailers need onboard fire extinguishers. Read more...

Events

Concerts, barbecues, festivals, fairs, rodeos, firework shows and community block parties are examples of outdoor events where fire extinguishers need to be present. Firewatch Inc. provides rental options for outdoor events. Read more...

FAQ

How to select the correct fire extinguisher?

Where should fire extinguishers be placed?

How oftern should fire extinguishers be inspected?

When do fire extinguishers require maintenance?

Which is more cost effective, recharging or purchasing a new fire extinguisher?

What is the proper way to dispose of a fire extinguisher?

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