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What Is the P.A.S.S. Technique for Fire Extinguishers?

May 23, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

When used appropriately, fire extinguishers can preserve life and property. You’ve probably seen one at your place of employment or a business in the area. Here’s some information about the P.A.S.S. technique for using fire extinguishers: What Is the P.A.S.S. Technique? The P.A.S.S technique is an effective method created to teach people what to do if they ever have to put out a fire. These are the steps and instructions for extinguisher usage. Use it if a fire ever emerges in your area: P = Pull All fire extinguishers have a pin installed, and it’s planted there to keep the unit... View Article

What’s Hydrostatic Testing and Why Is It Important?

March 27, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are in charge of a large building, there are many items on your list of responsibilities. Keeping your facility safe will be dependent on how well you keep track of these responsibilities. These can include general maintenance of more detailed tasks such as fire suppression systems. Although there never seems to be an end to these chores, they are essential to the welfare and legal compliance of your establishment. Your fire suppression system is one responsibility you cannot shirk. When you are considering the maintenance of your fire suppression system, don’t forget hydrostatic testing for your fire extinguishers.... View Article

Top Three Dangers of Using Fire Extinguishers Incorrectly

December 31, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

While nobody likes to think about the worst happening, it’s always a good idea to plan for it anyways. For starters, having multiple fire extinguishers positioned uniformly around your home or place of business is just sound planning. Also, know how to use them: Most fire extinguishers have clear instructions printed right on the canister, and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself ahead of time. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that there are actually different types of extinguishers meant to deal with different types of fires. There are some dangers associated with the incorrect use of fire extinguishers, so... View Article

The Fire Extinguisher: A Brief History

December 17, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Who invented the fire extinguisher? When was the first fire extinguisher invented? And how has the fire extinguisher evolved over the years? The fire extinguisher has a long history and dates back further than you might expect. Here’s a quick look at the history of the fire extinguisher and its evolution over the past several centuries. Early beginnings The first recorded fire extinguisher was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey. Godfrey was a chemist and developed a cash of liquid designed to extinguish fires which contained a pewter chamber of gunpowder. A system of fuses would light up,... View Article

Do You Know When to Replace a Fire Extinguisher?

November 18, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

It comes as a bit of a surprise to some of our customers when we tell them they need to replace their fire extinguisher. Business owners don’t realize fire extinguishers eventually expire, and some kinds even need to be replaced after they’re used. The good news is that we’re here to clear up any confusion. Keep reading to learn more about how to know when a fire extinguisher is expired. Do you have to replace a fire extinguisher after use? Most extinguishers are reusable, so you don’t need to replace them after each use—but you can’t just put the extinguisher... View Article