Fire extinguishers are your first line of defense. Protect yourself and your property today.
Whether you’re looking to purchase a fire extinguisher, receive maintenance, or schedule an inspection, AAA Fire can help. We’ll ensure that you have the correct number of fire extinguishers and that they are in working condition. We’ll also ensure that your extinguishers comply with state and local fire codes, which regulate installation regarding:
Fire extinguishers can save thousands in property damage.
Having a properly inspected and mounted extinguisher will keep you up to code and in compliance.
We Can Help With All Your Extinguisher Needs.
The most common type of extinguisher, ABC Dry Chemical, requires a complete internal deconstruction on a six year basis. Our team can handle common extinguisher maintenance like this, as well as for rare extinguisher types. To set up an appointment, contact our team today.
Our team, composed of licensed technicians, provides 10-point extinguisher inspections required annually by the state. This process takes less than ten minutes, but is critical to maintaining compliance with state codes and preventing future malfunctions.
We sell a variety of extinguishers and complete installation in accordance with the relevant codes. We distribute Ansul, Amerex, Badger, Buckeye, and Opal brands; however, we can acquire and install any market brand you have in mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which codes should my extinguisher comply with?
The National Fire Protection Association makes fire codes on the national level. These codes are then adopted at the local level and incorporated into the city’s building code. NFPA 10 is the code that defines installation and maintenance of fire extinguishers.
When should I have my fire extinguisher inspected?
Fire extinguishers need to be inspected on a yearly basis. However, your state or insurance agency may require that they are checked as often as monthly. They will have a tag that indicates the date of last inspection and last service provided.
How many extinguishers should my business have?
Code demands that fire extinguishers be mounted at 75 foot intervals. So, the number depends on the square footage of your business.
What kind of fire extinguisher should I purchase?
It depends on what you’re trying to protect. However, most businesses and public gathering spaces use ABC Dry Chemical extinguishers in either 5# or 10# volumes.
Are there signs to indicate that I should replace my extinguisher?
Not all signs will be obvious. However, the pressure gauge at the neck of the extinguisher provides a quick indicator. If the gauge indicates a pressure level insufficient for use, seek maintenance ASAP.
What kinds of criteria does my extinguisher need to meet?
This depends in part on your jurisdiction. However, all extinguishers need to have the correct chemical volume for the hazard area in which they are installed. Extinguishers also need to be placed on a 75 ft basis, and be located no higher than 48″ and no lower than 2″ off the floor.