Facts and Tips
Brief summary – does not replace NFPA-10
Inspection – (monthly)
1. Check that the fire extinguisher is properly secured on/in bracket.
2. Check that there is no sign of tampering. (pin secured with tamper seal)
3. Check for obstruction in nozzle.
4. Check that tag on fire extinguisher is current – inspected annually by an authorized firm.
Some notable changes, in the fire extinguisher service industry, that we fully endorse, are:
- Licensing of fire extinguisher service technicians by the Province of NB-Public Safety.
- The implementation of “Verification of Service Collars”. (Proof that the unit has been discharged and serviced.)
- The annual replacement of an approved dated tamper seal.
- Cylinders that have passed a high pressure testing will bear a “seven digit” code, which includes a government issued "registered mark", either stamped into the cylinder or a label affixed by epoxy to fiber wrapped cylinders.
|2.5 lb ABC||Smaller vehicles, small motorized boats (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp511-equipment-1140.htm#tphp), lunchrooms|
|5 lb ABC||Office, Homes (1 per level), vehicles|
|10 lb ABC||Office, Commercial, Trucks, Homes (high risk situations like wood burning stoves & furnaces)|
|20 lb ABC||High risk industrial areas, Forestry|
|CO2||Electrical Rooms, Server & Computer Rooms|
|Class K||Commercial Kitchens|
|10 lb BC||Fuel Storage|