Expertise and Experience in Fire Protection
At AMC Fire Protection, we’ve been providing trusted services to the Tri-State area for over three decades. We can offer you expert knowledge regarding how and where to install your fire extinguishers.
We can also help you comply with the laws and ordinances that regulate inspection and testing, which is equally as important. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association requires the annual inspection of all your fire extinguishers, no matter which type or class, to be performed by a qualified professional.
Our specialists are familiar with all models and every type. Therefore, we are more than capable of inspecting your fire protection device and ensure that it’s in proper functioning order, and in compliance with all local and national laws and ordinances.
There are several reasons why it’s crucial that you have your fire extinguisher inspected on a regular basis. For instance, an extinguisher that’s been depressurized may not function properly. Additionally, an extinguisher with improper labeling can result in you ineffectively using the device for the wrong kind of fire.
A damaged extinguisher or missing pin might mean that it has been tampered with, and could, therefore, malfunction. Of course, failure to keep up with regular fire extinguisher inspection puts you in violation of local fire codes and in turn, subject to a fine.
Every month, you should visually inspect your fire extinguishers to ensure they are in good shape. This includes simple and straightforward steps like keeping your extinguishers mounted on the wall unobstructed. You should also check each extinguisher to make sure it’s not damaged, and read the pressure gauge to ensure that it’s full. Lastly, you should face the operating instructions label outward, so it’s easy to read.
What to Expect During Our Professional Fire Extinguisher Inspection
Although your monthly visual checkup may be enough to keep you going, each year you need to schedule a professional fire extinguisher inspection.
Fire extinguishers are typically required to be within 75 feet from any location in a building. And in kitchens, a Class K extinguisher should be 30 feet from cooking equipment. We can make sure each one is properly placed or mounted throughout your facility.
Each fire extinguisher is inspected for damage. Things that we look for include:
- Broken hoses
- Broken nozzles
- Missing lock pins
- Unsatisfactory labeling
- Broken anti-tamper seals
- Improperly pressurized canister
We also check to see that your fire extinguishers are not obstructed and can be easily accessed in the case of an emergency. When we’re all finished, we record the date of inspection on the tag, so you know when it’s time to schedule your next fire extinguisher inspection with us at AMC Fire Protection.
If you’re unsure if your fire extinguishers are up to code, or if they even work, then you need to let us take a look at them. Not only do we provide fire extinguisher inspections, but we also perform fire pump inspections and maintenance services. You deserve the peace of mind of knowing that your vital equipment will work when you need it the most.
We proudly serve the following counties in the Tri-State area, as well as surrounding regions:
- Mercer County, NJ
- Atlantic County, NJ
- Gloucester County, NJ
- Burlington County, NJ
- New Castle County, DE
- Sussex County, DE
- Kent County, DE
- Philadelphia County, PA
- Bucks County, PA
- Montgomery County, PA
- Delaware County, PA
Call us today to schedule an appointment for fire extinguisher maintenance or commercial fire sprinkler inspection.