How many fire extinguishers do I need in my building?

Answer The number of fire extinguishers you will need depends on the laws of your area. Generally, you need a fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travelable area in your building, but some areas have l... Read More »

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Can class k fire extinguishers be used on any type of fire?

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) rates Class K fire extinguishers for commercial kitchen fires. The extinguisher contains a potassium acetate agent ideal for smothering grease fires. The ... Read More »

Fire Extinguishers Recommended by Fire Departments?

Fire extinguishers are very useful safety tools in both putting out fires and slowing them down to allow for a safe escape from the building. There are different types of fire extinguishers that wo... Read More »

What is the name of a gas used in fire extinguishers?

Most gas-based fire extinguishers contain halon, a non-combustible, non-corrosive, stable gas. Halon works by reacting with the key ingredients in a fire (fuel, oxygen and spark or ignition) and th... Read More »

How do I inspect fire extinguishers?

Accessibility InspectionEnsure that nothing blocks access to the fire extinguisher. Remove items that can be considered obstacles such as book shelves, desks, or chairs.Physical InspectionPick up a... Read More »