Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

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A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire department. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.

Portable fire extinguishers are intended as a first line of defense to cope with fires of limited size. They are needed even if the property is equipped with automatic sprinklers, water standpipe and hose, or other fixed protection equipment. Every facility (commercial, industrial, office, etc.) is required to have fire extinguishers regardless of any other type of fire protection provided.

Due to the various classes of fire (A, B, C, D and K), it is necessary to provide the correct type of fire extinguisher for the site-specific hazard. It is also necessary for extinguishers to be positioned within the travel distance guidelines for the hazard and its potential severity. Various types of agents are used to fight specific types of fires. These include Water, Dry Chemical, CO2, Purple K, Metal-X, FE36, etc. Each of these carries a different rating and has different characteristics that are specific to the class of fire it is used to protect.

Following is a description of the various fire class types:

Class A Fire Extinguishers – used for any fire that leaves an ash, such as wood, paper or excelsior

Class B Fire Extinguishers – used for flammable liquid fires

Class C Fire Extinguishers – used for electrical fires

Class D Fire Extinguishers – used for specific burning metals

Class K Fire Extinguishers – used for fires resulting from combustible cooking media (animals/vegetable oils and fats)

Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) is required as per:

    •    California Laws and Regulation for Fire Extinguishers. 

    •    NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Intervals:

    •    Monthly Inspections (Can be performed by building owner/occupant)
    •    Annual Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (Must be performed by Fire Protection Specialist)

During our scheduled ITM to your location, Fire King’s Technicians perform a thorough Inspection of your fire extinguisher as per governing codes and regulations.

    •    Upon completion of ITM the required Annual Maintenance Tag shall be attached to each fire extinguisher. (See Page 67 of Fire Extinguisher Law & Regulations)

    •    Vinyl, Rigid, and 3-D Fire Extinguisher Location SignsIndoor Classroom
    •    Video Demonstration & Reading Materials
    •    Hands on Training at your Location
    •    2 Hour Class Presented anytime day or night
    •    Federal Regulations in OSHA make it Mandatory

Download our PDF's for Details and Specs:

    •    BADGER BRIGADE.pdf
    •    BADGER CLASS K.pdf
    •    BADGER FOAM.pdf
    •    BADGER HALOTRON.pdf

Please call Fire King Fire Protection, Inc. today to schedule your Inspection, Testing and Maintenance.

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