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Fire Extinguishers

Jun 26, 2013

Portable extinguishers require periodic maintenance.Escape Fire Protection, 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.

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 Escape Fire Protection, 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.