Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers 2017-08-15T09:19:48+00:00

Fire Extinguishers: For Sale, Inspection, Service, Monitoring

  • Over 80,000 extinguishers inspected, recharged, and tested annually by Tri State.
  • Tri State is a certified D.O.T approved Hydrostatic Test Facility.
  • When you call us we’ll be there the same day.

extinguisher_thumbFire Extinguishers shall be maintained annually and inspected monthly according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and state fire code. Our technicians will ensure that you have the right extinguisher for the hazard being protected, and that the quantity of extinguishers and the distance between them meet the required code. We also carry monitored fire extinguishers that electronically check for pressure, the existence of the device, and to confirm there is no obstruction. You will be notified as soon as the extinguisher is removed from service whether intentional or accidental. We also can provide fire extinguisher training on the proper use and care of the units in your building for your employees. We will use our state of the art BullEx unit that makes it efficient and clean to perform the required training. All commercial businesses have fire extinguishers and Tri State has a program designed to meet your requirements. Portable units do require annual maintenance and monthly inspection. Many of our customers have us train their employees to perform the monthly quick check and we provide the annual maintenance, recharges, and testing as necessary. Some of our customers want us to take care of the entire program with the personnel and we have a cost effective plan to meet your needs. Properly maintained fire extinguishers operated by trained personnel saves lives and property damage. In the United States during 2008, fires in commercial and home properties resulted in 478,000 dollars in damage, 16,705 injuries, and 3,320 fatalities! A survey conducted by the IFEDA in 2002 found within a sample size of 2100 fires that 80% were diffused because of extinguishers, and in 75% of cases the fire department wasn’t even needed for assistance. A similar survey was conducted in Europe with the same result criteria arriving at 81.5% and 74.6% respectively. Over simplified perhaps, but this evidence suggests that in roughly 80% of fires, a portable extinguisher is the only tool needed to prevent physical or financial damage and death. “http://engaugeinc.net/blog/2011/01/13/importance-of-fire-extinguishers”– Perhaps you feel this data justifies the placement and use of Fire Extinguishers, however, they should never take the place of calling 911 or the fire department first.

At The Time of your Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Our Technicians Will:

  • Determine if the extinguisher is properly hung with the proper manufacturers hanger.
  • Remove the extinguisher from its hanger.
  • Check the gauge pressure.
  • Check the condition of the gauge and its compatibility with the extinguisher.
  • Check the date of manufacture, last hydrotest & six-year maintenance date.
  • Check the valve and shell for damage or corrosion.
  • Remove the hose and check the threads, inspect the hose for cracks or splits and the condition of the discharge horn.
  • Check the valve opening for powder or any foreign matter.
  • Remove the extinguisher seal and locking pin and check the upper and lower handles.
  • Replace the locking pin and reseal the extinguisher.
  • For dry extinguishers, fluff the powder by turning the extinguisher.
  • Clean the extinguisher.
  • Check the condition of the hose/horn retention band at the side of the extinguisher.
  • Check the extinguishers classification and operating instructions legibility and properly tag the extinguisher.
  • Survey the hazard area to verify that the extinguisher classification corresponds with the hazard.
  • Check that the extinguisher is visible and unobstructed.
  • Replace the extinguisher on its hanger.
  • Deliver a complete report of the inspection explaining any deficiencies and recommending corrective action to be taken in accordance with recognized codes for care and maintenance.