Fire extinguishers are a standard feature in public buildings and in many private homes. In order to ensure they will function in an emergency, proper maintenance and inspections must be completed.
The National Fire Protection Agency recommends four types of inspections: monthly, annual maintenance, six-year and periodic hydrostatic materials checks. Your local fire marshal or authority having jurisdiction determines exactly what the laws are in your area.
Typically Inspection dates are recorded on a tag attached to each fire extinguisher, which includes the extinguisher’s make and model number. Checking for tags and their information is a significant element in annual building safety inspections.
Fire extinguishers can be purchased from Fire Extinguishers Direct with a one-year annual maintenance tag (see below) — saving you time and money.