Fire Extinguisher Service Overview

Portable fire extinguishers are the first line of defense against small fires in most buildings. In fact, while sprinklers, alarms, and other fire protection devices are only required in certain occupancies, portable fire extinguishers are required in every single business.  Fire extinguishers should be readily accessible and fully functional for immediate use.  Since all fire extinguishers are not created equal, it is vital to have the proper size and agent when needed to minimize damage.  Properly maintained fire extinguishers operated by trained personnel save lives and prevent property damage.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and state fire code, fire extinguishers shall be maintained annually and inspected monthly.  Our licensed technicians will ensure that you have the right extinguisher for the hazard being protected, and that the quantity, and distance between them meet the code requirement.

All commercial businesses have fire extinguishers and Eagle Safety Management has a program designed to meet all requirements.  Portable units require annual maintenance and monthly inspections.  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.  

A significant advantage of our fire extinguisher service is that our fire extinguisher service equipment is mobile.  With our mobile recharging van, we can complete all recharge maintenance on-site which eliminates the need to remove the fire extinguishers from the facility.  This ensures complete fire protection during the maintenance in addition to not having to provide a portable fire extinguisher loaner or leave behind units.  Our preventative maintenance (PM) program can ensure you are compliant and ready for any emergency.

Eagle Safety Management Can Manage Your Fire Extinguisher PM Program With

  • Simplified pricing
  • Annual PM service
  • Recharge service
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Service for all types of fire extinguishers
  • Inventory Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Budget Forecasting

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Schedule

Monthly

Visual check on portable fire extinguishers

Annually

Maintenance on portable fire extinguishers

Every 5 Years

Hydrostatic test on carbon dioxide and water-based extinguishers

Every 6 Years

Internal maintenance on stored-pressure extinguishers

Every 12 Years

Hydrostatic test on stored pressure and cartridge-operated extinguishers

Inspection Process

During An Inspection, Eagle Safety Management’s Licensed Technicians Will:
  • Determine if the extinguisher is properly hung with the proper manufacturer’s 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 hydrostatic test and 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 inspect the condition of the discharge nozzle
  • Check the valve opening for powder or any foreign material
  • 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 banc at the side of the extinguisher
  • Check the extinguishers classification and operating instruction 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 in accordance with recognized codes for care and maintenance