certifiedAtlantic Fire & Safety technicians are trained, certified and licensed by the Province of NB – Department of Public Safety for our service of hand portable fire extinguishers.

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Facts and Tips

Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher - Maintenance

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.

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Consumer – Be Aware

Some notable changes, in the fire extinguisher service industry, that we fully endorse, are:

  1. Licensing of fire extinguisher service technicians by the Province of NB-Public Safety.
  2. The implementation of “Verification of Service Collars”. (Proof that the unit has been discharged and serviced.)
  3. The annual replacement of an approved dated tamper seal.
  4. 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.

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The ABC’s of fire

Fires are classified as…

Class A    Wood, Paper, Trash
Class B    Flammable Liquids, Combustible Liquids
Class C    Energized Electrical Equipment
Class D    Combustible Metals
Class K    Cooking Appliances involving Combustible Cooking Media

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Obsolete Fire Extinguishers

In an effort to insure that all fire extinguishers are safe and can be properly maintained, NFPA-10, has come up with guidelines for determining obsolete fire extinguishers- to be removed from service.

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