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Fire extinguishers are an important addition to installed fire protection and life safety devices in your home, building or structure in Portland, Oregon.

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Fire extinguishers require service, maintenance, tests, inspections, annual service, (6) six year teardowns, refills and recharging that should be completed by qualified, factory authorized, certified fire extinguisher companies that are actively licensed in Portland, Oregon.

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Important Fire Extinguisher Safety FactsPortable, wheeled or fixed unit fire extinguishers are an invaluable tool that every occupied building should install and properly service aiding in the containment, suppression or extinguishing of small fires in Portland, Oregon.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
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Fire extinguishers require scheduled and routine maintenance, which may include physical, visual and mechanical tests or inspections to ensure its ready for operation in the event of a fire in Portland, Oregon.

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Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher Owners Manual | AmerexMaintenance begins by owners & building occupants taking responsibility of their installed fire protection & extinguisher systems. Inspections should be performed monthly or more frequently if circumstances dictate as suggested by fire extinguisher manufacturer's, Federal, OSHA, or State fire code or insurance requirements.

Class K Restaurant, Kitchen & Coast Guard Marine & Naval Fire Extinguishers in Portland, OregonDaily, weekly and monthly fire extinguisher maintenance inspections can be completed by reading the fire extinguisher gauges to see if a recharge is required or if pressure has been lost in the fire extinguisher cylinder, if the fire extinguisher was discharged it must be serviced and maintained, are the fire extinguisher pins in place or missing, ensuring there is an annual inspection tag certifying the fire extinguisher was inspected and tested by an authorized, qualified, certified fire extinguisher company in Portland, Oregon.

Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
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Fire extinguisher manufacturer's, NFPA, Federal, OSHA and Portland, Oregon fire codes may require you to have a qualified, certified, actively licensed professional fire extinguisher company in Portland, Oregon to complete fire extinguisher maintenance on all installed fire extinguishers. By obtaining bids, you can review estimates which detail the costs to maintain, service or replace installed fire extinguishers. Your local fire marshall should have details regarding the frequency of fire extinguisher maintenance schedules.

NFPA 10 - Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers[NFPA-10] At least once a year or more frequently if circumstances require, maintenance should be performed. Maintenance is a "thorough check" of the extinguisher. It is intended to give maximum assurance that a fire extinguisher will operate effectively and safely. It includes a thorough examination for physical damage or condition to prevent its operation and any necessary repair or replacement. It will normally reveal if hydrostatic testing or internal maintenance is required.

Excerpt to Aid in Understanding the Annual Maintenance & Inspection of Fire Extinguishers.

Below is a typical service procedure that should be completed by a factory trained and qualified fire extinguisher company in Portland, Oregon for an Amerex Brand Fire Extinguisher No. 05602.

(Amerex Owners Manual# 05602, Stored Pressure Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers)
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1 Clean extinguisher to remove dirt, grease or foreign material. Check to make sure that the instruction nameplate is securely attached and legible. Inspect the cylinders for corrosion, abrasion, dents or weld damage. If any damage is found, hydrostatically test in accordance with instructions in CGA C-1 and C-6 and NFPA 10.
2 Inspect the extinguisher for damaged, missing or substitute parts. Only factory replacement parts are approved for use on Amerex fire extinguishers.
3 Weigh the extinguisher and compare with weight printed in the "Maintenance" section on the nameplate (label). Recharge extinguisher if weight is not within indicated allowable tolerances.
4 Check the date of manufacture printed on the extinguisher label (nameplate) or on the agent cylinder dome. The agent cylinder must be hydrostatically tested every 12 years to the test pressure indicated on the nameplate.
5 Visually inspect the pressure gauge:
  1. If bent, damaged or improper gauge, depressurize and replace
  2. If pressure is low, check for leaks
  3. If over pressurized (overcharged), depressurize the extinguisher and follow recharge instructions.
6 Check ring pin for freedom of movement. Replace if bent or if removal appears difficult.
7 Inspect discharge lever for any dirt or corrosion which might impair freedom of movement. Inspect carrying handle for proper installation. If lever, handle or rivets are damaged replace with proper Amerex part(s).
8 Install new tamper seal if broken and record service data on the extinguisher inspection tag.
9 Remove nozzle or hose and horn assembly and visually inspect inside valve body. (Chemical in the valve body may indicate that the extinguisher has been partially discharged and should therefore be recharged). Inspect nozzle or the hose & horn assembly for damage – replace as necessary. Blow air through nozzle or hose and horn to insure passage is clear of foreign material.
10 Inspect the valve assembly for corrosion or damage to hose thread connection. Replace valve assembly or component parts as necessary following the proper depressurization and recharge procedures. If valve removal is necessary, complete all steps in the Recharge Procedure.
11 Install nozzle or hose and horn assembly.
12 Replace the extinguisher on the wall hanger or in the vehicle bracket making sure that it fits the bracket properly and the bracket is securely attached – replace the bracket if necessary.


Six (6) Year Inspections and Tear Downs
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Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher Owners Manual | AmerexSix Year Maintenance – Every six years extinguishers requiring a 12 year hydrotest shall be emptied and subject to thorough examination of mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expelling means. When applicable maintenance procedures are done during periodic recharging or hydrotesting, the six year requirement will begin from that date.

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Fire extinguisher training
may be required by insurance agencies, OSHA, Federal, State, or Municipal Fire & Safety Codes in Portland, Oregon to train your employees or personnel how to properly use a portable fire extinguishers, wheeled unit fire extinguisher training, and fixed unit fire extinguishers.

Generally these classes are available to teach you or your employees how to properly use fire extinguishers, including portable fire extinguishers, wheeled unit fire extinguisher training, and fixed unit fire extinguishers.

Contact a factory trained fire extinguisher company actively licensed by the State of Oregon and City of Portland, with fire extinguisher manufacturer certifications and/or NAFED certifications for details.

NFPA 10 - Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

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When maintenance is indicated, it should be performed by trained persons having proper equipment. Fire extinguishers are pressure vessels and must be treated with respect and handled with care. They are mechanical devices and require periodic maintenance to be sure that they are ready to operate properly and safely.

OSHA Fire Extinguisher Service, Maintenance & Inspection in Portland, Oregon.

To ensure your fire extinguishing system will perform as expected in the event of a fire, you are required to:
Inspect each system annually, and operate and maintain them in a working condition, making sure they are always turned on, except during repairs or maintenance [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(6)].
Notify employees and establish measures to guarantee their safety if a fixed extinguishing system becomes inoperable. Fix any defects or impairments by trained personnel. [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(2)].
Check the weight and pressure of refillable containers at least semiannually. If the container shows a loss in net content, weight, or pressure, it must be subjected to maintenance [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(7)].
Assure that factory charged non-refillable containers that have no means of pressure indication are weighed at least semiannually. Replace the container if it shows a loss in net weight [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(8)].
Assure that inspection and maintenance dates are recorded and kept until the container is checked again or for the life of the container, whichever is less [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(9)].
Train employees designated to inspect, maintain, operate, or repair fixed extinguishing systems. Review their training annually to keep them up-to-date [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(10)].
Train all employees with respect to the type of systems installed in the workplace, the hazards involved, proper activation in case of emergency, and the correct response to audible and visual pre-discharge alarms. Provide training for non-English speaking employees in languages understood by the affected employees and other individuals that may be exposed to the hazard.
Provide and assure the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for rescuing employees trapped in areas that have become hazardous due to an agent discharge [29 CFR 1910.160(b)(17)].