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5 Key Places to Keep Fire Extinguishers in Your Home

Blog // By FireProTec

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? More importantly—do you know where your fire extinguisher is? With so much combustible material in the average house, fires can rage out of control in a matter of two to three minutes. Having easily accessible portable fire extinguishers is the best way to stop the spread of an incipient stage fire—a fire that has just broken out.

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How to Perform a Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection

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As a fire protection company, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “Are businesses allowed to perform their own fire extinguisher inspection?” The simple answer is, yes.

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Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?

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Most manufacturers say that well-maintained fire extinguishers can last up to twenty years. The problem for most people? You’re not sure exactly when you got your extinguisher. So, do fire extinguishers expire?

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Causes (and Dangers) of Fire Extinguisher Depressurization

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Whether at home or at work, portable fire extinguishers are one piece of equipment that we often take for granted. You may think your fire extinguisher is always ready and waiting to be called into service. But if you haven’t inspected the extinguisher recently, it may not be as operational as you think—and could even pose a danger to you or others attempting to us it.

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Are Vermont Apartments Required to Have Fire Extinguishers?

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Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant of an apartment, safety should be your top priority. In 2015 there were 95,000 reported apartment structure fires in the United States, resulting in over 400 civilian deaths and over 3,000 civilian injuries.

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