Fire Extinguishers

  1. #259 – Fire Extinguisher Recharges: Learn When, Why, and How to Get One

    #259 – Fire Extinguisher Recharges: Learn When, Why, and How to Get One
    Fire extinguisher recharges are an important aspect of regular maintenance. Learn the NFPA 10 maintenance intervals for extinguishers, the approximate costs of recharging, and more.
  2. #250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations

    #250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations
    QRFS compares fire blankets and fire extinguishers, explaining how and where each on may be used as part of a fire protection strategy.
  3. #244 – Does My Fire Extinguisher Need a Cover or “Cover Bag"?

    #244 – Does My Fire Extinguisher Need a Cover or “Cover Bag"?
    Vinyl and plastic cover bags keep fire extinguishers protected. Learn about NFPA code requirements, uses and sizing guidelines for fire extinguisher covers.
  4. #211 – Guide to Fire Extinguisher Clean-Up

    #211 – Guide to Fire Extinguisher Clean-Up
    The chemicals used can make a big difference in approaches to fire extinguisher clean-up The red canisters hanging throughout apartment complexes, schools, or workplaces may all look the same—but what's inside them can vary a great deal. A fire extinguisher's contents have a big impact not only on what fires it can fight but on how hard it'll be to...
  5. #207 – What Does the Number on a Fire Extinguisher Mean?

    #207 – What Does the Number on a Fire Extinguisher Mean?
    Using the wrong extinguisher can make a fire significantly worse. QRFS explains what the numbers on a fire extinguisher mean—as well as the letters—and what they indicate about its suitability against certain types of fires. To read and understand extinguisher labels like a pro, read on.
  6. #203 – Car Fire Extinguishers Vastly Increase Safety—and They are Required on Some Vehicle Types

    #203 – Car Fire Extinguishers Vastly Increase Safety—and They are Required on Some Vehicle Types
    Learn where and if car fire extinguishers are required in personal and commercial vehicles, as well as which types put out common vehicle fires.
  7. #180 – A Guide to Home Fire Extinguishers: Types and Placement

    #180 – A Guide to Home Fire Extinguishers: Types and Placement
    Every 88 seconds, a home in the United States catches fire. QRFS provides an overview of home fire extinguishers, explaining extinguisher types, sizes, ratings, and other key recommendations for their selection and strategic placement in the home.
  8. #159 – How Soon Do I Need to Fix Problems with Fire Extinguishers and Cabinets?

    #159 – How Soon Do I Need to Fix Problems with Fire Extinguishers and Cabinets?
    Portable fire extinguishers are an effective tool for putting out fires in their earliest stages. QRFS explains how NFPA extinguisher inspections provide building owners and their staff with timelines for fixing problems with fire extinguishers and cabinets.
  9. #148 – Fire Codes for Business: The Business Occupancy

    #148 – Fire Codes for Business: The Business Occupancy
    Follow the right fire codes for business that govern fire sprinklers, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and safe food service operations if your organization is classified as a business occupancy.
  10. #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners

    #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners
    Well-placed fire extinguishers are extremely effective at putting out small fires. QRFS reviews NFPA Fire Code and Standards for Portable Extinguishers for guidance on which buildings need fire extinguishers and where they are required.

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