Did you know  that in addition to the annual inspection/updating tags, and maintenance currently required for portable fire extinguishers, a monthly inspection should also be performed?

However, unlike the annual maintenance that must be done by a trained and licensed portable fire extinguisher technician, almost anyone with minimum knowledge can perform a “quick check” monthly inspection.
We advise that monthly fire extinguisher inspections be assigned to the same person who performs the inspection around the same time each month. 

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Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Portable fire extinguishers are required in all public buildings and businesses. Firetronics can supply all your needs for portable fire extinguishers, whether you have one or many. We are distributors for two major manufacturers and stock the most common fire extinguishers. We provide tags and testing as part of routine service, along with 6-year service, hydrostatic testing, and more to make sure your extinguishers are fully operational.

We offer Mobile Service:
Our mobile fire extinguisher service vehicles have the capability to perform onsite service of your fire extinguishers without having to bring them back to our shop for service.
We Service All Types of Fire Extinguishers:

  • Pressurized Water
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Multipurpose Dry Chemical
  • Halon
  • Combustible Metal
  • Wet Chemical  

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Monthly Inspection Procedure:

  • Know where the portable fire extinguishers should be located and document any missing extinguishers so that they may be replaced.
  • When approaching the fire extinguisher, check that it is easily seen and not blocked by equipment or other objects that could interfere with access in an emergency.  
  • Check that the operating instructions on the nameplate are facing outward and are legible.  
  • Make sure that the pin and safety seal or tamper indicator are intact and not broken. 
  • The pressure is at the recommended level. On extinguishers equipped with a gauge the needle should be in the green zone - not too high and not too low.  
  • Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle. 
  • While you are examining the extinguisher feel the weight, does the unit feel full?  
  • Is the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) Label in place? 
  • Look at the maintenance tag attached to the extinguisher and verify that the last maintenance date was not more than 12 months ago.  
  • If all of the above conditions are met, initial and date the back of the tag. 
  • When an inspection of any fire extinguisher reveals a deficiency in any of the conditions listed above, immediate corrective action should be taken. 

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Firetronics, LLC
636 Moore StreetOxford, GA30054US
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