FAQ: Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Repair and Safety

 You know they hang on the wall in case of a fire emergency, but did you know they require regular maintenance and inspection with the rest of your fire protection systems? Fire extinguisher inspection is not only an NFPA requirement, it will help ensure that your fire extinguishers are capable of containing or extinguishing most small fires before they become big ones.

Do I need my fire extinguisher inspected?

  • Yes. Fire extinguisher should be inspected at various points throughout the year.

Who can inspect fire extinguishers?

  • Monthly fire extinguisher inspections do not require a certification.
  • All inspections and services higher than a monthly inspection, such as the annual inspection, six year internal inspection, and twelve year hydrostatic test,  must be performed by a qualified technician.

For more information on extinguisher inspections, check out our Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist blog here or contact us directly.