Portable Fire Extinguisher Checklist 9-2010 by pengxuezhi


									               Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District
                    Fire Extinguisher Guide Sheet

Section 906 - Portable Fire Extinguishers
 906.3 Fire extinguisher rating               4. On each floor of structures under
  Businesses and occupancies meeting              construction, except Group R-3
  the definition of light hazard or               occupancies, in accordance with
  moderate hazard, as defined in                  section 1414.1
  NFPA 10, shall have extinguishers            5. Special hazard area, including
  with a minimum rating at least                  but NOT limited to laboratories,
  2-A:10-B:C.                                     computer rooms, and generator
                                                  rooms where required by the Fire
   Exception: Existing businesses and             Code Official.
   occupancies with fire extinguishers
   previously approved by the                  Exception: In Group A, B, and E
   Westminster Fire Department.                Occupancies equipped throughout
                                               with quick-response sprinklers fire
   Special hazards: Special hazard             extinguishers are required only in
   equipment or processes and/or               special hazard areas.
   occupancies presenting a fire hazard
   greater than light or moderate hazard     906.5 Conspicuous location
   shall have additional fire                 Extinguishers shall be located in
   extinguisher requirements. Approval        conspicuous locations readily
   of the Westminster Fire Department         accessible and immediately available
   shall be required prior to the             for use. These locations shall be
   installation of any fire extinguishers     along normal paths of travel unless
   in occupancies with special hazards        the Fire Code Official determines the
   or hazards exceeding light or              hazard requires placement away
   moderate hazards.                          from normal paths of travel.

 906.1 Where required                       906.6 Unobstructed and
  Fire extinguishers shall be installed       unobscured
  in the following locations.                 Fire extinguishers shall not be
                                              obstructed or obscured. In rooms or
   1. In Group A, B, E, F, H, M, R-1,         areas in which visual obstruction
      R-2, R-4 and S Occupancies.             cannot be completely avoided the
   2. Within 30 feet of commercial            location of extinguishers shall be
      cooking equipment producing             indicated by an approved means.
      grease laden vapors. Fire
      extinguisher shall be a K-type.        Distance between extinguishers
   3. In areas where flammable or             from Table 906.3(1)(2)
      combustible liquids are stored,         Maximum distance between
      used, or dispensed.                     extinguishers is 75 feet.

Under Rev 7-6-04
 906.9 Height above floor                   6.3.1 Inspection frequency
  Fire extinguishers having a gross           Fire extinguishers shall be inspected
  weight not exceeding 40 pounds              when initially placed into service and
  shall be installed so that the top is       at approximately 30-day intervals.
  not more than 5 feet above the floor.       Fire extinguishers shall be inspected
                                              at more frequent intervals when
   Fire extinguishers having a gross          circumstances warrant.
   weight exceeding 40 pounds shall be
   installed so that the top is not more     6.2.2 Inspection criteria
   than 3-1/2 feet above the floor.           1. Location in designated place.
                                              2. No obstruction to access or
   The clearance between the floor and            visibility
   bottom of installed fire extinguishers     3. Operating instructions on
   shall not be less than 4 inches.               nameplate are legible and facing
NFPA 10 - Portable Fire                       4. Safety seals and tamper
                                                  indicators are not broken or
Extinguisher Inspection, Testing,                 missing
and Maintenance Requirements                  5. Fullness determined by weighing
                                                  or “hefting”
 6.1.2 Inspection procedures                 6. Examination for physical
  inspection: Minimal knowledge is                damage, corrosion, leakage, or
  necessary to perform the monthly                clogged nozzle
  “quick check” or inspection as              7. Pressure gauge reading or
  described in NFPA 10, Section 6.2.2,            indicator in operable range or
  and as noted below.                             position
                                              8. Condition of tires, wheels,
   Maintenance: A trained person who              carriage, hose, and nozzle
   has undergone instruction necessary            checked, for applicable units
   to reliably perform maintenance and        9. HMIS label in place
   has the manufacturer’s service
   manual shall service the fire             6.3.1 Maintenance frequency
   extinguishers no more than 1 year          Fire extinguishers shall be subjected
   apart, as described in NFPA 10,            to maintenance at intervals of not
   Section 6.3, and as noted below.           more than 1 year, at the time of
                                              hydrostatic test, or when specifically
 Nonrechargeable fire                indicated by an inspection or
  extinguishers                               electronic notification.
  When a deficiency is reveled during
  the inspection of any                      Carbon dioxide
  nonrechargeable fire extinguisher it        extinguishers: shall have a
  shall be removed from further use,          conductivity test of hose assemblies
  discharged, and destroyed at the            in accordance with NFPA 10,
  direction of the owner or returned to       Section
  the manufacturer.

Under Rev 7-6-04
 Fire extinguishers removed       7.6.2 Hydrostatic testing of high-
  from service                              pressure fire extinguishers
  Extinguishers removed from service        Cylinders passing the hydrostatic test
  for maintenance or recharge shall be      per NFPA 10 shall have the tester’s
  replaced by a fire extinguisher           identification number and month and
  suitable for the type of hazard being     year stamped on the shoulder, top
  protected and shall be of at least        head, neck or foot ring (where
  equal rating.                             provided) of the cylinder.

 6.3.2 Maintenance procedures             Maintenance recordkeeping.
  Maintenance shall include a               Fire extinguishers shall have a tag or
  thorough examination of the basic         label securely attached that indicates
  elements of a fire extinguisher as        the month and year maintenance was
  determined below:                         preformed and identifies the person
  1. Mechanical parts of all fire           performing the service.
  2. Extinguishing agent of cartridge-
      or cylinder-operated dry
      chemical, stored-pressure, loaded
      stream, and pump tank fire
  3. Expelling means of all fire

 6.3.3 Six-year maintenance
  Every 6 years, stored-pressure fire
  extinguishers that require a 12-year
  hydrostatic test shall be emptied and
  subject to the applicable maintenance

 7.6.3 Hydrostatic testing of low-
  pressure fire extinguishers
  A suitable metallic label shall be
  affixed to the fire extinguisher
  indicating compliance with the
  hydrostatic test requirements of
  NFPA 10. Labels shall indicate:

   1. Month and year test was
   2. Test pressure used
   3. Name or initials of person and
      agency performing the test

Under Rev 7-6-04

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