FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Priority Fire Equipment can evaluate your fire extinguisher needs based on the risk areas of your building: Fire Extinguishers are divided into four categories – Class A which is for ordinary use such as paper, wood, and most plastics, Class B which is for flammable or combustible liquids like gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil, Class C which is for electrical equipment like with your appliances, outlets, circuit breakers, Class D which is for chemicals – this is typically found in chemistry labs

Once installed, our trained extinguisher technicians will visually verify every extinguisher on your premises and clearly indicate where it is located, and when it was manufactured and last tested, formulating a list that will be updated yearly.  The maintenance coming due for each extinguisher is noted on this list to allow for budgeting.

Please note the following type of inspections as required by fire code:

YEARLY INSPECTIONS

Visually inspect the condition of the extinguisher & all parts to ensure they are operable and will be able to performed as designed if they are ever needed in an emergency.

6 YEAR MAINTENANCE

(every 6 years from the date of manufacture): empty powder from extinguisher inspect and clean all parts to ensure they are operable refill with new powder (ABC or BC) and pressurize.

HYDROTEST

(every 12 years from date of manufacture): empty powder from extinguisher inspect and clean all parts to ensure they are operable hydrostatic test of the extinguisher body to manufacturer specified pressures refill with new powder (ABC or BC) and pressurize

Fire hose inspections – code reference

4.3.2. In-service hose intended for occupant use only shall be removed and service-tested as specified in Chapter 7 after the date of manufacture and every 3 years thereafter.

4.3.4. In-service hose shall be unracked, unreeled, or unrolled and physically inspected as specified in Section 4-6 at least annually. Hose shall be reracked, rereeled, or rerolled so that any folds do not occur at the same position on the hose.

4.6.1. Physical inspection shall determine that the hose, couplings, and any nozzles have not been vandalized, are free of debris, and exhibit evidence of mildew, rot, or damage by chemicals, burns, cuts, abrasion, and vermin.

6.1.2. All nozzles shall be inspected after each use and at least annually.

6.1.3 The nozzle inspection shall verify the following:
The waterway is clear
There is no damage to the tip
All controls and adjustments operate as designed
The shut off valve if so equipped operates as designed and closes off the flow completely
There are no missing or broken parts
The thread gasket is in good condition in accordance with 6.3

DID YOU KNOW

You should only use a fire extinguisher if the fire is small. Never try and fight a big fire or a fire that is spreading with an extinguisher of any type. If the fire does not recede immediately, leave the area immediately.

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