Fire extinguishers are your first line of defense in fighting small fires and an essential part of a Balance Fire Protection plan. When used properly, fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or controlling a fire until additional help arrives.
Choosing the right fire extinguisher can be hard. What size and type do I need? How many fire extinguishers should I get, and where should I put them all? Let E-Fire’s licensed technicians and staff help you choose the correct size, number, and type of extinguishers. E-Fire can save you time and money.
Fire Extinguisher Training – To extinguish a fire with a portable extinguisher, a person must be able access to the fire extinguisher, know how to activate the unit and know how to apply the agent effectively—all in the span of a few seconds. E-Fire can provide comprehensive on-site training for your employees to ensure proper and safe use of your portable fire extinguishers.
Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Service – We can keep your fire extinguishers serviced so they will be ready when you need them. In our inspections, our technicians perform routine fire extinguisher inspection, testing, and maintenance. All of our portable extinguisher technicians are trained, tested, and licensed to service and recharge portable fire extinguishers.
- Annual Inspections – The NFPA 10 and your local jurisdiction require fire extinguisher inspections, as detailed under REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS on the right.
- 6-Year Maintenance – The fire extinguisher is broken down and checked for damage. The “O” ring and gaskets are replaced and the extinguisher is recharged.
- Hydro-test – Every 12 years the fire extinguisher is broken down and emptied. The cylinder is tested for defects. If the cylinder passes it is recharged with new chemical and put back in service. (Required every 5 years for CO2, Water and K Class fire extinguishers.)