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FIRE SYSTEMS, INC :: INSPECTIONS :: Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Maintenance

Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspections


Portable extinguishers require periodic maintenance. Fire Systems, Inc. can provide a complete inspection as required by NFPA 10. We will make recommendations to ensure your facility is protected with the appropriate fire extinguishers. Any necessary repairs or recharges can be done on site.

All of these services are performed using Fire Systems, Inc. technicians, without sub-contracting. We do not depend on another company for our expertise we use our own technicians to service and repair your fire extinguishers; this gives us better control over the quality of service we are able to provide. When you call Fire Systems, Inc. we put you in contact with an individual specifically trained to address your fire protection needs.

Training in the use of Fire Extinguishers

Employee training in the use of fire extinguishers should be an important part of your safety program. At Fire Systems, Inc. we offer a complete program of employee training in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Studies have shown that an employee with even minimal training is able to put out significantly larger fires than those with no training.

Where to use Fire Extinguishers

It is natural for a person to use the extinguisher located nearest to a fire.  This makes it essential that the correct type and size be placed in close proximity to a potential hazard. The most current issue of NFPA-10 should be consulted for minimum recommended fire extinguisher types, placement and travel distances.

All fire extinguisher nameplates have either the letter or picture symbols shown below.  Anyone who might be expected to use a fire extinguisher should be familiar with the letter or picture symbols identifying the type(s) of fire on which it may be used.

Fire Extinguisher Types from Fire Systems - Smyrna, GA

How to use Portable Fire Extinguishers

New extinguishers are furnished with a detailed owner’s manual containing valuable information. The extinguisher nameplate contains the "How to Use" illustrations shown below. Potential operators should be very familiar with these instructions. The code for portable fire extinguishers regarding selection, distribution, inspection, maintenance, recharging and hydrostatic testing is NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

How to use Portable Fire Extinguishers


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Inspection           4-3.1 Fire extinguishers shall be inspected when initially placed in service and thereafter at approximately 30-day intervals.


Maintenance           4-4.1 Fire extinguishers shall be subjected to maintenance at intervals of not more than 1 year, at the time of hydrostatic test, or when specifically indicated by an inspection.


6-Year Maintenance           4-4.3 Every 6 years, stored-pressure fire extinguishers that require a 12-year hydrostatic test shall be emptied and subjected to the applicable maintenance procedures.


Hydrostatic Test           5-2 Refer to Table 5-2.
  Pressurized Water             5 Years
  Wetting Agent(s)             5 Years
  AFFF Foam             5 Years
  FFFP Foam             5 Years
  Carbon Dioxide (CO2)             5 Years
  Dry Chemical(s)             12 Years
  Halogenated Agent(s)             12 Years
  Hose Conductivity Testing           4-4.1.2 A conductivity test shall be conducted annually on all carbon dioxide hose assemblies.

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Fire Systems, Inc., Fire & Smoke Alarm Systems, Smyrna, GA



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