How long can you keep an unopened fire extinguisher?

Answer Fire extinguishers that contain dry chemicals can last for six years before they need to be emptied and maintained. They need to undergo a hydrostatic test to determine if they are still operable ... Read More »

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How long can i keep using a fire extinguisher?

On One Hand: Most Have 10 SecondsThe average home fire extinguisher has around 10 seconds of extinguishing time. The home extinguisher typically has a 2.5-pound or possibly 5-pound tank. Larger ext... Read More »

How long is a fire extinguisher good for?

According to manufacturers, a fire extinguisher can be good for five to15 years. According to a local fire department source, a fire extinguisher is good as long as the needle on its meter is in th... Read More »

How long do we have to keep fire extinguisher records?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, monthly equipment check records should be kept for a period of 12 months to coincide with annual inspections for each fire extinguisher. Recor... Read More »

Where should you aim a fire extinguisher's stream when extinguishing a fire?

Fire extinguishers are prolific in today's society, however, few people are properly educated on their use and operation. Familiarizing yourself with commonly used fire extinguishers will help you ... Read More »