Portable Fire Extinguishers

Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

Portable-LR-image008Integrated Fire Protection® is a leading inspection and testing provider for portable fire extinguishers. Our skilled inspectors and service technicians are state licensed, ICC (International Code Council)-certified and always equipped to serve. Our comprehensive training program affords our personnel the ability to identify all hazard types and the appropriate means of adequate protection. Portable fire extinguishers are vitally important as a first line of defense to cope with fires of limited size. They are required even if the property is equipped with automatic sprinklers, water standpipe and hose, or other fixed fire protection equipment.

Identifying the hazard type (A,B,C,D and K) and proper means of protecting your facility is a key element in determining the correct type of fire extinguisher for the specific hazard. It also is necessary for extinguishers to be positioned within the travel distance guidelines for the hazard and its potential severity (as stated in NFPA 10). Various types of agents are used to fight various types of fires. These include water, dry chemical, CO2, Purple K, Halotron I Clean Gas, and so on. Each of these carries a different rating and has different characteristics that are specific to the class of fire it is used to fight.

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you from initial placement and installation to evaluating existing operations/hazards and matching not only the proper agent type, flow rates, etc., but equally important, assisting you with the appropriate selection of firefighting equipment. We will assist you in selecting from hand-held portable fire extinguishers, wheeled extinguishers and cartridge operated extinguishers to large skid-mounted dry chemical suppression systems, once again matching your specific hazard types with the correct firefighting equipment. Our inspection and service teams go beyond “just hanging the tag” and will provide consultative services, ensuring that you have the proper coverage.

Adaptive Service Solutions:

Integrated Fire Protection® offers a variety of service solutions to meet nearly every need and budget. Based on the requirements from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire extinguishers are to be inspected at 30-day intervals (monthly) and also are required to have a thorough maintenance performed every year. Both requirements are the customer’s responsibility. Integrated Fire Protection® can help you keep your facility in compliance. Our highly-trained, efficient technicians will inspect your fire extinguishers regularly and perform any necessary maintenance to make sure they are always at the ready.

We follow manufacturer guidelines and strictly adhere to NFPA 10 requirements relating to the inspection, testing and maintenance for every make and model of extinguisher for:

  • Recharges
  • Repairs
  • Six-Year Maintenance
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Replacement

Additionally, we offer value-added efficiency via our even exchange fire extinguisher program or our advanced fleet, enabling us to perform most services on site, eliminating costly disruption to your operations. Our mobile service fleet is always on call to respond to any unscheduled service needs 24/7/365. Simply call us at (800) 245-1392.

Electronically Documented Inspections

We are a first-in-class technology leader for implementing accurate, secure and detailed reporting of virtually all Fire and Life Safety-related components. Powered by BuildingReports’ digital reporting and unique bar code technology, Integrated Fire Protection® can provide accurate and comprehensive inspections that are fully documented in compliance with regulatory standards. Third Party Verification ensures verifiable, trusted inspection results. Your inspection report is delivered in real time and stored in a secure online database. Results are instantly retrievable 24/7 from any location for flexible property management. Integrated Fire Protection® delivers device-specific reports with more detail than any other system, including:

  • Executive Summary with inspection overview
  • Colored Inspection Status Tags for immediate one-look indication
  • Discrepancy Report showing manufacturer recalls and industry notifications
  • Proposed Solutions with pricing and repair authorization
  • Inspection and Testing with Date/Time of test verification for accountability
  • Inventory and Warranty (aging) report

Integrated Fire Protection® makes it easy for you to stay in compliance. Just login, review your report, approve repairs and have an audit trail of your inspections for up to five years. No more paper, no more worries. Unmatched accessibility puts your inspection reports at your fingertips to satisfy AHJs, Insurance Providers and other facility management.

For more information on ExtinguisherScan®, ask your Integrated Fire Protection® Life Safety Consultant.

Fire Hose Inspections and Hydrostatic Testing

Integrated Fire Protection® offers the inspection and testing of building fire hoses. We offer annual testing, as well as hydrostatic testing of your existing hoses. Additionally, we offer a full line of new hoses, nozzles and other accessories. Per NFPA requirements (Standard for the Care, Use and Service of Fire Hose, Including Couplings and Nozzles) fire hoses are to be inspected and service tagged annually in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. This annual inspection includes checking for deterioration, cuts and/or tears in the material. Hoses also require pressure testing no less than every three years, in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and NFPA 1962. *Exceptions: New hose is to be pressure tested after the fifth year following installation and every three years thereafter. Unlined fire hose is to be replaced with an approved lined fire hose when pressure testing is required.


Fire Extinguisher Training:

We will assist you in meeting OSHA Standard 1910.157(g)(1) requirements for fire extinguisher training, which states:

Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire-fighting.

We offer a variety of classes that are adaptable to your specific needs. The optimal class size is 5-10 participants. Our on-site fire extinguisher safety training classes may include:

  • Review of workplace safety and fire prevention
  • P.A.S.S. procedure: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep
  • DVD illustrating techniques for combating various fire types
  • Live fire training in which participants are able to apply their newly acquired skills
  • Computerized training
  • Personalized certificate of completion for each participant

Classifications of Fires:

Class A Fire Extinguishers–used for any fire that leaves an ash (e.g., wood, paper or excelsior)

Class B Fire Extinguishers–used for flammable liquid fires

Class C Fire Extinguishers–used for electrical fires

Class D Fire Extinguishers–used for burning metals

Class K Fire Extinguishers–used for fires resulting from combustible cooking media
(animal/vegetable oils and fats)

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