A portable fire extinguisher can help you take control and stop minor fires from becoming major dangers. This active fire protection device uses a compressed agent such as water or carbon dioxide to extinguish or reduce a small fire.
These generally handheld or wheeled devices are designed specifically for small fires, or ones that have just started. Once a fire has become large, a fire extinguisher is an inadequate means of handling the fire. When easily available and properly inspected and maintained, fire extinguishers are a critical defense against fire. Having a working one on hand when the need arises can prevent a minor fire from becoming a dangerous emergency.
There are several fire extinguisher classes. Each class tells you what kind of fire the extinguisher should be used for and the agents it contains.
Fire extinguishers require monthly and annual inspections and maintenance. There are additional tests and inspections required based on your type of fire extinguisher.
A deficiency is identified during regular inspections when the devices and components do not meet acceptable standards. Here are a few commonly found deficiencies for fire extinguishers:
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