Does the Fire Extinguisher Service Company you are Trusting With your Fire Safety needs hold a Valid Illinois State License??
Who needs to be licensed?
The Company and its service technicians need to be licensed. Besides any high quality service company would keep their state license up to date.
TITLE 41: FIRE PROTECTION (click to read in full)
CHAPTER I: OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
PART 280 FIRE EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
SECTION 280.10 DEFINITIONS
"Fire Equipment Distributor". Any person, company or corporation that services, recharges, hydro-tests, inspects, installs, maintains, alters, repairs or replaces fire suppression devices or systems, other than water sprinklers. The term does not include a person, company or corporation that only hydro-tests cylinders that store extinguishment materials.
**You can easily check here at this link to be sure you are choosing a valid Company in Illinois
DO FIRE EXTINGUISHERS EVER EXPIRE?
Yes, Fire extinguishers expire. Over time, the seal on the neck will weaken and allow compressed gas to escape. Extinguishers that have lost much of their pressure will not operate.
Summer is Right Around The Corner bE pREPARED
HOORAY! Soon we will be enjoying the warm weather again in Illinois. Seriously, no one gets excited about checking their fire extinguishers. In all reality we are more excited about firing up the grill, getting our summer cottages open, airing out the RV, launching the boat, tuning up the lawn mower, lighting up the bonfires or finally getting out our favorite outdoor gear.
Fire safety may not be the first thing on our minds, but I hope this blog post helps you remember to include it in your plans of summer fun preparation. If checking your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms is not something you regularly do and you own a Kidde fire extinguisher, the first thing you need to do is check this RECALL LIST and be sure to get a new unit. More than 4.6 Million Kidde fire extinguishers were recalled in 2015. You may have one and didn't even know about it. These Fire Extinguishers fail to discharge and that is dangerous. If you would like an industrial grade fire extinguisher that is capable of covering a larger fire, more likely to put out the fire endangering your family and any valuable property the Industrial Grade Fire Extinguishers we carry are ideal. The Kidde home extinguishers are not refillable, but ours are made to be recharged rather than disposed of after one use, contact EFR Fire & Safety and we can help you determine which extinguisher will fit your needs. The following is a basic inspection that you can do yourself, but if you feel more confident with a licensed fire extinguisher technician inspecting your fire extinguishers, we welcome you to bring it into our shop once a year and we can do a full inspection for you. Simply call or fill out a request for service form.
Be Prepared by taking the time to learn how to use your fire extinguisher and also teach your family.
Checklist for Home Fire Extinguisher Monthly
1. Ensure accessibility. Make sure the extinguisher is in its proper spot, visible and easy to access.
2. Inspect the seals. Look over the tamper and safety seals to make sure they are intact.
3. Check the pressure. If your fire extinguisher has a pressure gauge, be sure that the gauge’s needle indicates proper pressure. If the fire extinguisher has a test indicator, press it to make sure the pressure reading is within the correct range.
4. Look for damage. Visible signs of damage, such as corrosion, leakage or a clogged nozzle, may mean it’s time to replace the extinguisher.
The 10# ABC Industrial Grade Fire Extinguisher
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UL Rating 4A-80B:C
ABC Dry Chemical ABC Dry Chemical is a multipurpose extinguishing agent that is suitable for use on Class A, Class B and Class C fires.
Typical Uses: For public areas such as offices, classrooms, churches, parking garages, and hotel/motel assembly halls and guest areas. For businesses such as retail stores, light manufacturing facilities, research facilities, auto dealerships, vehicle/ aircraft/marine service centers, and manufacturing processes such as painting, dipping, and coating. Not recommended for use on sensitive electronic equipment or aircraft structure.
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