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Fire Extinguisher Safety

Take the following steps to ensure that your fire extinguisher is safe and ready for use at all times:

  • Shake the fire extinguisher vigorously upside-down every month, to prevent clumping of the chemicals inside.
  • Do not place your fire extinguisher in areas of high temperature.
  • Replace any old or used fire extinguisher.
  • Have rechargeable fire extinguishers refilled by a qualified professional.
  • Inspect the fire extinguisher for damage on a regular basis.
  • Read and follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions.
REMEMBER: To prevent the chemical agent in a fire extinguisher from clumping together you should shake it vigorously in the upside-down position every month!

The maintence and tips for fire extinguishers.


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